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Vatican receives delegation from Venezuela's Guaido

AP  |  Vatican City 

A delegation representing Venezuelan has meet with Vatican officials as the Holy See weighs a request from to intervene in the country's political crisis.

The Vatican said Monday that officials from the expressed Pope Francis' proximity to all Venezuelans who are suffering.

said "the grave concern was underlined that a just and be urgently sought to overcome the crisis, respecting human rights and seeking the good of all of the inhabitants of the country and avoiding bloodshed."

The Vatican didn't say who participated.

Cardinal Piero Parolin is the Vatican's former to

Maduro has asked the Vatican to help launch talks. has said both sides must request external mediation.

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First Published: Mon, February 11 2019. 20:05 IST