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República Bolivariana de Venezuela
Ministerio del Poder Popular para la Educación
U.E.P. Nuestra Señora de Fátima

José Nimo
Grissel Pérez

Caracas,Noviembre de 2011
Diocesan Museum “Lucas Guillermo Castillo”

The Diocesan Museum of Coro was created to show the Works done by its ancestor and the value of Coro and its territory as acolonial city. These works have been gathered and saved by Monseigneur Francisco José Iturriza and a group of enthusiastic people. They have worked with great dedication and have done a meritorious work.Coro is a treasure because of the appreciable austerity of its museums, the beauty of its colonial houses, the court doors of some of its houses and their large windows and balconies.Coro is the most relevant example of the Christian charity in the ecclesiastic history of Venezuela. Charity labor is to save the efforts and the talent of many unknown and modest artists,giving the country the opportunity to have an integral vision of the artistic work done by those anonymous artisans who are with us in spirit and whose works Coro has inherited for pride of the cityitself and of our country.

Coro is a lucky city. To have had Monseigneur Iturriza is a valuable circumstance. Juan Toro Martinez expresses in his essay about Moseigneur that nobody knowswho was the first one to say that happy phase: “ To talk about Coro is to talk about Monseigneur.” This phrase sums up the clear and profound identity of people and city ---- city and people.Who is Monseigneur?

He is a priest who on March 10, 1940 was consecrated bishop of Coro. At that time he was only 37 years old. Today, he is the dean of the bishop in Venezuela. Hewas born in Valencia on May 21, 1903. He devoted his first 17 years of priesthood to teach in different Salesian Schools until November 1939, when he was preconized bishop of Coro Diocese. He came...
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