Sunday, April 21, 2013
Priests lie on the floor as Pope Francis leads a Mass during their ordination ceremony in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Sunday April 21, 2013. The first pope from South America says he is worried about Venezuela and is urging politicians there to use dialogue and work for reconciliation following the election after the long rule of the late Hugo Chavez. Pope Francis told a crowd in St. Peter's Square Sunday 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.
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