The bishop of the San Cristóbal diocese noted that demeaning Jorge Cardinal Urosa Savino is not right. He referred to the comments made by President Hugo Chávez, who dubbed the Caracas archbishop “unworthy and troglodyte”
Monsignor Mario Moronta, the bishop of the San Cristóbal diocese, took issue with President Hugo Chávez, who called Jorge Cardinal Urosa Savino, the Caracas archbishop, "unworthy and troglodyte."
The top representative of the Catholic Church in Andean Táchira state does not think demeaning Cardinal Urosa Savino is a good idea. "The fact that I do not agree with some people does not entitle me to disqualify them."
He voiced solidarity and friendship towards Cardinal Urosa Savino and stressed that no matter their different opinions, the unity has not broken.
Moronta said that he was not looking forward to become a cardinal.
José Vicente Rangel clearly said: "We are not conducting negotiations threatened with a gun in the head." He warned behind closed doors in the midst of the social upheaval occurred during the oil strike in 2002 and 2003. Dissenting Timoteo Zambrano answered back that no other option was available: "The thing is that otherwise, you do not negotiate."