- Inés San Martín
- Dec 18, 2018
Amid a series of violent attacks against Catholic clergy and churches by forces loyal to President Daniel Ortega, Nicaragua’s bishops have called a national day of prayer, including a prayer of exorcism, for July 20.
In Nicaragua, local bishops and the pope’s envoy try to free students and priests in a parish under siege by forces loyal to President Daniel Ortega.
Nicaragua has launched a crackdown on the Catholic Church in the country which is trying to broker peace between government forces and protesters.
Protests against President Daniel Ortega and his wife, Vice President Rosario Murillo, have grown to the point where people are asking for their resignations after 11 consecutive years in power.
Nicaraguan bishop on national crisis: “A new society cannot be built on [the basis] of insecurity and impunity.”
Some Nicaraguan bishops have thrown caution to the wind, openly supporting protests against the government of President Daniel Ortega.