by Raymond Syms
The Bishop of the Diocese of Carupano – geographically the closest Venezuelan diocese to the Archdiocese of Port of Spain, has thanked the Trinidad & Tobago Government and the local Church for assisting migrants escaping the crisis in the South American nation.
Bishop Jaime José Villarroel Rodríguez expressed appreciation during his four-day (August 22–25) pastoral visit to Trinidad last weekend. He visited the recently-opened St Therese Center for Education and Training, a space catering to Venezuelan migrants set up by the Living Water Community (LWC) on Friday August 23. Later that day, the Bishop held separate meetings with representatives of the United Nations, the United States Embassy, and the Counter Trafficking Unit, Ministry of National Security.