Caracas, Jul. 13, 2007 (CWNews.com) - Venezuelan foreign minister Nicolas Madura has referred to Catholic Church leaders as "repulsive" because of their criticism of the country's government. Madura
responded angrily to a statement issued last Friday by the country's bishops, calling for "dialogue and reconciliation" in Venezuela.
charged that Catholic Church leaders are "using the title 'bishop' to make political judgments and to destabilize the government."