Maduro Celebrates ‘Rebel Christ’ as Venezuelans Endure Joyless Holy Week

Breitbart | 4/20/2019 | Staff
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Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro celebrated the “rebel Christ” on Friday to mark Easter, what was once a joyous holiday in the country now nearly impossible to celebrate amid its current socialist collapse.

Holy Week promises to be a bleak time for most of Venezuela’s Christian population, most of whom are living in dire poverty and without access to basic living essentials. Most Venezuelans are unlikely to eat a full meal, while churches are often lacking the necessary bread and wine for the Eucharist.

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As reported by El Nacional, at one Church in Tinaquillo, Cojedes state, desperate criminals stripped it of its bulbs and electrical lighting, meaning the service will have to take place in darkness.

In a typically brazen Twitter post of himself admiring a crucifix, socialist dictator Nicolás Maduro shared his own religious message at a time when the Venezuelan people are in great suffering.

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“I greet all the people of good, who today renews their faith in our Lord Jesus Christ,” he wrote. “The rebel Christ who never bowed to the Roman Empire and who gave his life for our salvation, in his teachings we get the strength to continue building a prosperous Venezuela. Amen!”

Despite being a self-confessed Marxist, the 55-year-old strongman has never made any secret of his Christian beliefs, asserting that Christ was himself a socialist. The United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) identifies as a pro-Catholic party, although late dictator Hugo Chávez is often portrayed as a deity. According to State Department figures,...
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