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Venezuela Easter: Churches Face Shortage of Communion Wafers

In case you haven’t been following international news very closely, recall that the Communist government in Venezuela has destroyed the economy which has resulted literally in massive hyperinflation and starvation.

And now that Easter is here, the heavily Catholic nation’s suffering is of a spiritual nature as there is such a shortage of flour that churches cannot make enough bread wafers for Sunday communion.

The communion rite for Catholics is central to their liturgy, particular on Easter. Without wine or bread, communion cannot be celebrated.

This is the fruit of communism, which many wayward youth in America clearly don’t understand.

In no place or time that communism has been attempted has it been successful.

Here’s more from PJ Media…

Thanks to the socialist big government policies of Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro, the country has long faced famines and shortages of all sorts: toilet paper, food and drink, and even the vital wafers for the sacrament of Communion, a central celebration during Holy Week and Easter in the mostly Roman Catholic country.

Venezuela is suffering from a shortage of wheat and grain, and that means a shortage of Communion wafers. As Communion is a sacrament in the Catholic faith — a means of attaining grace from God, and a central part of the celebration of the high holiday of Easter — this constitutes a spiritual famine in the land. A full 71 percent of Venezuelans identify as Roman Catholic, and 17 percent as Protestant or other Christian.

A church organization from across the border in Colombia drudged through the rain to deliver 250,000 Communion wafers just before Easter.

A priest in the city of Mérida, in the Andes, told the Catholic newspaper La Croix that he and fellow ministers had to “appeal to churchgoers to take flour to the nuns who make the hosts.”

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