Pope, worried about Venezuela, urges dialogue
Pope Francis told a crowd in St. Peter's Square today that he was closely following events, with concern and with hope that Venezuelans can find "the just and peaceful ways to overcome a moment of grave difficulty."
Venezuela's government says it will permit an audit of the razor-thin victory of the new Socialist president, Nicolas Maduro. The opposition insists he won by fraud.
Francis urged politicians to reject any kind of violence and establish dialogue.