Venezuela invites Vatican's secretary of state to witness protest talks

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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