Up the Orinoco

The Roman Catholic Church is gradually regaining that position of eminent domain in Venezuela, which it enjoyed before Simon Bolivar drove Spain down the Orinoco and cast her out upon the Atlantic.

Hundreds of miles from the delta of the Orinoco and far inland from the sunny town of Caracas, are innumerable Indians who have staunchly resisted all white ingress. Under Spanish rule, Catholic missions were to be found along the river for nearly 1,000 miles, but they were abandoned.

Recently the Vatican appointed a Papal nuncio to Venezuela,...

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