The Roman Catholic Diocese of Carora (Latin: Caroren(sis)) is a diocese located in the city of Carora in the Ecclesiastical province of Barquisimeto in Venezuela. It was established from the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Barquisimeto on July 25, 1992.
In an online news story from the Catholic News Agency (CNA), posted on Thursday, April 19, 2012, it was stated,:
"Retired Bishop Eduardo Herrera Riera of Carora, Venezuela, who is suffering from terminal cancer, called on Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to repent of his “injustices” against the country.
“As a Head of State, you have the most gravest of obligations, first and foremost, to procure the peace and security of Venezuelans,” the bishop said in an open letter April 9. “Unfortunately, you have been very weak and negligent in confronting this most serious of problems.”
The controversial president has battled illness himself in recent years, traveling last month to Cuba in order to have a potentially cancerous tumor removed.
Bishop Herrera listed several ethical concerns as well as human rights complaints against the Venezuelan leader and urged him to repair damage caused if he wants to share in “eternal happiness in the Kingdom of our Lord and God.”..."