President Nicolás Maduro’s government asks Cardinal Pietro Parolin to be ‘witness in good faith’ to talks on ending conflict

Venezuela has formally invited the Vatican’s secretary of state to be a “witness in good faith” to talks on ending two months of deadly anti-government protests there.

In a letter on Wednesday, President Nicolás Maduro‘s government asked Cardinal Pietro Parolin, a former envoy to Venezuela, to mediate the dialogue with opposition representatives.

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