- Aug 5, 2020
Bishops in El Salvador have defended the country’s cardinal after he was attacked in social media over his comments about the government. Meanwhile, the president of Chile attended the funeral of his late uncle, a bishop who was under investigation for sexually abusing a minor and a bishop in Nicaragua warned about the persecution of the Church.
Pope Francis writes to Daniel Ortega, president of Nicaragua, to tell him to end the violence.
As attacks on the Catholic Church mount in Nicaragua, tens of thousands of people took to the streets on Saturday to defend the bishops.
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.
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.