- Inés San Martín
- Dec 18, 2018
July 13, 2018 is known in Nicaragua as “the night Jesus was shot at.” Two young students died that night in the Church of Jesus of Divine Mercy, capping four months of protests that erupted in late April at the national autonomous university.
Through the years, Managua has struggled against itself, and today the tensions are centered on the government of President Daniel Ortega and his wife, Vice President Rosario Murillo.
In Nicaragua, the government of President Daniel Ortega is reportedly pressuring public employees to denounce a Catholic bishop for supporting a coup.
Pope Francis writes to Daniel Ortega, president of Nicaragua, to tell him to end the violence.
The rest of the Catholic world hasn’t come to a stop amid the latest Vatican drama, including new twists in Chile’s abuse crisis, reaction to mounting arrests in Nicaragua, and church/state talks in Argentina.
As attacks on the Catholic Church mount in Nicaragua, tens of thousands of people took to the streets on Saturday to defend the bishops.