- Jul 12, 2020
Catholics in favor of the regime typically refuse to talk to the media because they haven’t been authorized to do so. Such is the tight control the ruling couple has on the country’s six million people, minus an estimated 30,000 who have fled in recent months to Costa Rica.
The Advent message was signed by all ten Nicaraguan bishops despite attempts from the government of President Daniel Ortega and his wife, Vice President Rosario Murillo, over the last several months to sow division within the Church.
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.
Nicaragua has launched a crackdown on the Catholic Church in the country which is trying to broker peace between government forces and protesters.