The administrator of the Archdiocese of Barquisimeto, Victor Hugo Basabe, condemned the treason committed by a small group of deputies, who attempted a coup d’état in the National Assembly, after receiving bribes from Nicolas’s Maduro dictatorship.
“The people that were betrayed by political merchants in which Venezuelans deposited their trust, but today sold them for four coins have decided to put themselves at the disposal of those who caused the tragedy that the country is experiencing and attempted against the integrity of the only legitimately constituted public power in Venezuela,” said Monsignor Victor Hugo Basabe during the Mass of the Divina Pastora in the church of the Shrine of Santa Rosa.
In addition, he criticized the Armed Forces for serving and being responsible for the usurper dictatorship endure in the country.
“Despite the fact that one day under oath they took the promise to defend the whole country and its citizens, today they have cowardly turned against the same people who cry out for their rights and justice.”
“Dear brothers and sisters, we are called to respond with the weapons of fidelity to God in whose hands our life and destiny as a nation is,” said Bishop Basabe.
In this sense, the Venezuelan bishop affirmed that “it is the moment of trust and unity as a people in constituting ourselves as walls of peaceful resistance before those who want to make us lose our trust in God and in a better destiny with the intimidating use of power and force,” he concluded.