Venezuela: Churches Running Out of Wine

Consecrated bread makers hike prices
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 28, 2013 1:07 AM CDT
Venezuela: Churches Running Out of Wine
The church says it is down to just two months supply of wine.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – The Catholic Church in Venezuela could use the services of somebody who can turn water into wine: Its only supplier has stopped selling wine to the church and priests are in danger of running out of supplies with which to celebrate Mass, the BBC reports. The country's only wine maker has "told us that they can no longer make wine because they're facing difficulties," and to make matters worse, the "makers of consecrated bread have told us that they'll have to raise prices because they can't find enough flour," a church spokesman says. The country has been running low on other basic supplies in recent weeks, though lawmakers plan to alleviate a toilet paper shortage by buying 39 million rolls of the stuff. (Read more Venezuela stories.)

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