CARACAS — The secretary general of the bishops' conference of Venezuela, Bishop Jesus Gonzalez de Zarate Salas, called for national unity after the death of President Hugo Chavez.
The bishop, an auxiliary of the Archdiocese of Caracas, said that this unity is essential in order for the country to face the “painful fact” of Chavez's passing.
“At this moment, we speak to our highest feelings,” the prelate told the television program Hello Citizen on the private channel Globovision.
Bishop Gonzalez de Zarate Salas noted that “death is not the end of our life; death gives way to a life full of happiness, beside God, our Father.”
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