Pope: Terrified of bloodbath in Venezuela, won’t pick sides

Pope: Terrified of bloodbath in Venezuela, won’t pick sides

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE —January 28, 2019— Pope Francis says he is “terrified of a bloodbath” in Venezuela but doesn’t want to pick sides in the political standoff because it’s not his role as a pastor.

Francis told reporters travelling home from Panama on Sunday that he supports the entire Venezuelan population.

He said: “If I were to enter and say ‘Do this’ to those countries, or to other countries, I would put myself in a role that I do not know.

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