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Papal Help is Welcoming in Venezuela

On the premise that the forgiveness of God is limitless, and that it is cast upon all desiring creatures upon repentance, is sufficient enough that Venezuela's Presidente Nicolas Maduro, accepts Vatican help in attempting to bring stability to the land of beauty and of the beautiful - Venezuela. Last Friday, the Vatican confirmed that it was "willing and desirous" to intervene diplomatically in Venezuela's crisis. This confirmation by Vatican spokesman, Rev. Federico Lombardi, was a welcoming sign to Venezuelans. The day before, Maduro finally accepted the idea of a good-faith facilitator following weeks of pressure to negotiate with opposition leaders, rights groups and students, to end the crisis in the Latin American country. Some 36 people have been killed since protests started in February. The idea of the Vatican as facilitator for talks is fitting since Venezuela is primarily Roman Catholic. Moreover, with the Church as mediator, Maduro could use the opportunity to atone for creating the state of violence and instability in Venezuela. The fact that he has not condemned rampant violence by his motorcycle 'colectivos'(armed pro-government gangs who molest dissenters), demonstrates the necessity of having the Church help out. As a matter of fact, Maduro's government's actions appear to support the violence of the 'colectivos': Maduro's vice president, Jorge Arreaza has said of the disturbances, "If there has been exemplary behavior, it has been the behavior of the motorcycle colectivos..." Maduro himself has defended the 'colectivos' confirming "we will not accept any campaign to demonize Venezuelan colectivos." Most of the victims shot to death during Venezuela's protests, were killed by colectivos and the victims include university student Jesus Enrique Acosta, shot in the head; and little league baseball coach Guillermo Sanchez,  shot in the back. So as the Holy See collects more information to understand "the expectations and the premise for undertaking a useful role that could achieve the desired outcome" of peace and stability in Venezuela, Presidente Maduro also has ample time - ample time in which to put his atonement list together, so that he may sit at negotiations in good faith with the understanding that government is about serving the people and not stifling their spirits.