Vatican: Willing to help mediate in Venezuela crisis

Vatican- Willing to help mediate in Venezuela crisis

The Vatican says it is willing to help intervene diplomatically in Venezuela’s crisis but says it must study expectations and options about what role it could play.

On Thursday, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro accepted the idea of a good-faith facilitator after weeks of deadly unrest in the country.

Clashes between protesters and loyalists have left more than 30 people dead.

Photo: In this Friday, June 14, 2013 file photo, Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro, right, meets with Venezuela’s Archbishop Diego Rafael Padron Sanchez, left and Italian Pietro Parolin, Holy See’s representative in Venezuela, at Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela. (Ariana Cubillos, File / AP Photo)