- Feb 26, 2020
Despite needing to pack for a Nov. 19-26 trip to Thailand and Japan, Pope Francis is still keeping his eye on his home continent of Latin America.
Conditions set by the opposition Civil Alliance and the Catholic bishops of Nicaragua for resuming talks with the government of President Daniel Ortega include the release of political prisoners, as hundreds of protesters have “disappeared” since the start of the uprising.
Nicaragua’s Catholic bishops are urging the government of President Daniel Ortega to a dialogue with opposition leaders to resolve the country’s political and economic crisis.
In both Brazil and Nicaragua, the Catholic Church faces chronic tensions with their respective governments.
The Catholic Church finds itself in the middle of Nicaragua’s government and protesters.
MANAGUA, Nicaragua – For the past five months, Cardinal Leopoldo Brenes has seemed an unwilling leader in the Church’s attempts to help the country regain peace after a civil uprising that began on April 18 leaving hundreds dead and an even greater number imprisoned or “disappeared.” Despite the hardships he’s