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Venezuelan president visits sanctuary built by Portuguese

Nicolás Maduro decided to go to the replica of the Fatima Sanctuary near Caracas to pray a “Hail Mary to the Virgin” for the protection of Venezuelans along with his family.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has visited the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima, a replica of the Fatima Shrine in Portugal that was built by the Portuguese in Carrizal, 26 kilometers south of Caracas, it was announced Thursday.

The visit took place on July 8 and was recorded in a video posted on social media, which shows the moment when Nicolás Maduro arrives at the sanctuary.pray a Hail Mary to the Virgin”to protect Venezuelans and Venezuela.

In the video, Maduro opens the main door of the sanctuary and enters the religious compound accompanied by several people, including his wife, Cília Flores, and his son, Nicolás Maduro Guerra, and then approaches the altar of the Virgin, where he kneels.

In the sacristy, the President of Venezuela places the crown on another sculpture of Our Lady of Fatima.

Moments later, he approaches the stained glass window of José Gregório Hernández (1864-1919), known as “the doctor of the poor,” who is credited with more than 2,000 miracles in South America and who Venezuela hopes will soon be canonized.

On July 7, during a visit to the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima, the son of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro Guerra said that the country is ready to receive Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.

Of course. There is a large Portuguese community here. We received 500,000 Portuguese immigrants and we are already one and a half million, including all the generations that live here. And for us it would be an honour for the President. [de Portugal] “wine,” Nicolás Maduro Guerra told Lusa.

The deputy of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV, the ruling party) explained that Venezuelans are currently campaigning for the presidential elections on July 28 and the visit could take place after the elections.

We are in the middle of the electoral process and we can say that we have a good prognosis. Once we get through this electoral process, which we believe and are sure we will win, let President Nicolás Maduro come and welcome you,” he stressed.

Last month, at the end of the June 10 celebrations in Switzerland, Marcelo said he had the dream of holding the celebrations of the Day of Portugal, Camões and the Portuguese Communities next year in Venezuela.

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“If there are conditions, I would love for us to go to Venezuela, it is changing continents, it is a dream of ours, of a community that has existed for so many years and that has given so much prestige to the name of Portugal,” he said.

“It’s a dream I’ve had for a long time, we’ll see if there are conditions for the dream to come true,” he admitted.

Asked about this idea, Prime Minister Luís Montenegro said he understood the intention of the Portuguese head of state “to be at the side of a community that has gone through difficult times.”

Source: Observadora

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