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Cardinal Urosa has emerged as a formidable centre of unity

A Vatican statement has called for the newly elected Constituent Assembly to be suspended

The appeal comes as Venezuela descends further into chaos and violence

Church leaders warn that ‘excessive repression generates more violence’

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Archbishop Diego Padron Sanchez accused the government of trying to install a Marxist dictatorship

At least 80 people have been killed since anti-government protests erupted three months ago

Cardinal Pietro Parolin spelt out the Holy See’s position in a letter to former heads of state

Maduro said he would ask the Pope to persuade opponents to stop ‘training children’ to take part in anti-government protests