- Jan 20, 2021
The Catholic bishops of Nicaragua are calling for a peaceful 2021, when presidential elections are set to be held.
Not only were many situations in Latin America not put on pause by COVID-19 during 2020, they were actually exacerbated by the virus.
Two Honduran priests say the church is overwhelmed trying to provide humanitarian relief to victims of Hurricane Iota, barely two weeks after Hurricane Eta devastated the region.
Hurricane Iota struck Nicaragua 15 miles south of where Hurricane Eta hit the Central American country just two weeks earlier, and early reports were of disastrous situations.
Church leaders in Central America prayed for protection as a second hurricane in less than two weeks stormed toward the already battered region.
Caritas, the church’s charitable agency, was responding to Hurricane Eta, which hit Nicaragua Nov. 3 and threatened to provoke devastating flooding and destruction as it moved through Central America.