LDS Church reassigns missionaries in Venezuela

SALT LAKE CITY — Citing difficulties getting and renewing visas for its missionaries in Venezuela, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is reassigning them to other Spanish-speaking countries.

“The Church has experienced difficulty over the past few months in renewing visas for missionaries, and in obtaining new visas, in Venezuela,” church spokesman Dale Bills said in a statement Monday.

“Consequently, it has decided to reassign U.S. missionaries serving in Venezuela to other Spanish-speaking missions in Latin America, the U.S. and Canada where such missionaries are needed,” the statement said. “Parents have been advised accordingly. The Church will keep the matter under review.”

U.S. relations with Venezuela have been rocky lately, with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez claiming his government is preparing for a possible U.S. invasion. The U.S. government denies it plans to invade.

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Oct. 25, 2005

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