5 Mar 2019 16:20

Some 30,000 people leaving Venezuela every day - U.S. preacher

MOSCOW. March 5 (Interfax) - Some 30,000 Venezuelans are fleeing their country every day, head of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, Franklin Graham, said.

"I was in Cucuta a few months ago. Thirty thousand Venezuelans are leaving every day across one bridge, and there is very little food, no medicine, and people are just leaving," Graham told Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia during their meeting in Moscow on Tuesday.

The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association helps refugees, Graham said.

The U.S. preacher was offered to speak at a Venezuelan stadium the week before Easter and he suggested that Patriarch Kirill send a delegation of Russian Orthodox Christians there with him.