Socialist militants storm Mass in Venezuela

(Catholic Herald) Militant socialists stormed a Mass in Venezuela on Sunday, shouting slogans such as “Satan in a cassock” and “fascist!”

Congregants told Reuters that about 20 people barged in to San Pedro Claver church in the “23 De Enero” community, shouting “Chavez lives!”

The area is militantly loyal to Venezuela’s socialist government.

Luis Arias, 67, a catechism teacher, said: “Some people were scared, obviously, but no one was hurt.

“They said: ‘Because the priests have spoken about politics, we have the right too.’”

The leader of the group, who works at a nearby radio station, made a political speech from the pulpit and denounced the local priest who had been sharing Church pronouncements critical of President Nicolas Maduro’s government. [More]


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