PANAMA CITY | Pope seeks peace in Venezuela crisis but doesn’t pick sides

PANAMA CITY | Pope seeks peace in Venezuela crisis but doesn’t pick sides

PANAMA CITY—Jan 27, 2019— Pope Francis called Sunday for a “just and peaceful solution” to Venezuela’s political crisis as he wrapped up a visit to Panama for a World Youth Day rally that was overshadowed by the upheaval unfolding nearby.

Francis refused again to say if the Holy See would recognize opposition leader Juan Guaido in his claim for the presidency, which has been backed by the United States and other regional leaders.

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