The Socialist-Madeira Party today expressed its deepest regret for the death of Father Alexandre Mendonça, director of the Portuguese Catholic Mission in Caracas, considering that the priest “leads an unfailing mark with the Portuguese and Madeiran communities in Venezuela, a country for which he emigrated for more than 50 years and where he developed a remarkable social work”.
“Besides the work inherent to the Catholic Church, which has carried out throughout all these years, Father Alexandre Mendonça devoted a whole life to pugnating for social justice in that country, particularly in favor of our communities. Man of causes, he always paused his action for the defense of solidarity, for the fight against poverty and for the fight against insecurity that reaches Venezuela. With its departure, our diaspora is inevitably poorer”2, you can read in a note sent to the writing.
The PS-Madeira further praised the posture that Father Alexandre Mendonça always took and the work he developed, addressing the most felt condolences to his family, friends and, particularly, the entire Portuguese and Madeiran community rooted in Venezuela.