Easter communions under threat in Venezuela

Easter communions under threat in Venezuela
By Robert Hackwill
Share this articleComments
Share this articleClose Button
Copy/paste the article video embed link below:Copy to clipboardCopied

Rationed flour and shortages mean hosts in short supply for the faithful, so Colombia has donated 250,000 unleavened discs for the ceremonies across the country.


In Catholic Venezuela Good Friday is one of the highpoints of the religious calendar, but the festival, like so much else in the country, is under pressure, and facing shortages of everything needed to make the day memorable.

For the church one shortage in particular could invalidate the whole exercise; a lack of hosts, or the unleavened bread discs that represent the body of Christ in the communion service.

The Colombian church has donated 250,000 hosts as the flour from which hosts are made is rationed.

Share this articleComments

You might also like

Pope uses Easter message to pray for peace in Syria

Dyeing eggs and baking bread: Discover Bulgaria's Orthodox Easter traditions

WATCH: Chilean zoo treats animals to Easter egg hunt