- Jan 28, 2020
Nicaragua’s bishops urged unity, dialogue and a willingness to overcome a “crisis of trust” as the Central American country celebrated its independence.
A 24-year-old woman dumped sulfuric acid on a priest while he was hearing confessions in the cathedral Dec. 5.
In Nicaragua, the Catholic Church has tried to keep alive dialogue between the government and the opposition, despite accusations from Ortega that the Church is part of the opposition.
The Church has tried to play a mediating role between Nicaragua’s Sandinista government and protesters who have increasingly demanded his ouster amid demonstrations and clashes in which about 450 people — most of them protesters — have been slain.
Masked supporters of Nicaragua’s government attacked a group of Catholic priests led by Cardinal Leopoldo Brenes on Monday as they arrived to help anti-government protesters trapped inside a church.
As the situation in Nicaragua continues to deteriorate, two of the country’s bishops are travelling to Rome, where they will brief Pope Francis on the state of affairs in their nation.