- Jan 25, 2020
Crux takes a look at Church headlines from around Latin America.
Christmas is a season of celebration. Yet in Latin America, many Christmas messages from the bishops have turned into a cry for freedom and political stability, and a call to help the poor.
Since a social uprising began in Nicaragua in May of last year, the government of President Daniel Ortega and his wife, Vice President Rosario Murillo, has called the local bishops coup organizers, and even locked priests and the faithful in their parish churches.
As political tensions mount in several countries throughout Latin America and local crises risk spinning out of control, the bishops in the region are trying desperately to get ahead of the game and calm all parties before things boil over.
Outside the Organization of American States in Washington Nov. 25, Nicaraguan activists pleaded for help to end the tyranny in their country.
A dozen people protesting inside a church and the parish priest were evacuated from the building Friday by the Nicaraguan Red Cross after nine days surrounded by police, relatives said.