Pope Francis prays for teenager killed in Venezuela protest

March 1, 2015 12:54 PM

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Pope Francis prays for teenager killed in Venezuela protest

ROME (Reuters) - Pope Francis called on Sunday for an end to political violence in Venezuela and said he would pray for a teenager killed during an anti-government demonstration last week.

Protests against the government of President Nicolas Maduro turned violent in the city of San Cristobal where 14-year-old Kluibert Roa was shot dead. A 23-year-old policeman has been detained and charged over the killing.

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