Rosalio José Cardinal Castillo Lara, S.D.B. † Rosalio José Cardinal Castillo Lara, S.D.B. †
Function:
President Emeritus of Vatican City State, Roman Curia
Title:
Cardinal Priest of Nostra Signora di Coromoto in S. Giovanni di Dio
Birthdate:
Sept 04, 1922
Country:
Venezuela
Elevated:
May 25, 1985
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English Chavez Says Cardinal Is Conspiring Against Him
Jan 30, 2006
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez accused a Roman Catholic cardinal of conspiring against him after the clergyman chastised the leftist leader, alleging he was eroding democracy and abusing his power.

(Los Angeles Times, January 16, 2006) The exchange was the latest sign of tense relations between the country's Catholic hierarchy and Chavez, who has pledged a socialist revolution in the nation, the world's fifth-largest oil exporter.

"This is part of a provocation, part of a conspiracy; there is nothing innocent about this. It is a plot to destabilize the country," Chavez said in his weekly broadcast.
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