- Jul 8, 2020
Ernesto Cardenal, the renowned poet and Catholic cleric who became a symbol of revolutionary verse in Nicaragua and around Latin America, and whose suspension from the priesthood by St. John Paul II lasted over three decades, died Sunday. He was 95.
Jesuit provincials have demanded that Nicaraguan authorities end a “campaign of slander and aggressions” against the Jesuit-run Central American University in Managua and its rector, Jesuit Father Jose Alberto Idiaquez, “as well as other institutions and people linked to the Society of Jesus in Nicaragua.”
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.
Political violence broke out at a Catholic church in the Nicaraguan city of Masaya on Thursday as government sympathizers attacked parishioners with clubs, machetes and metal bars.
A pro-government mob entered the cathedral in Managua, Nicaragua, damaging property, attacking hunger strikers inside the building and jostling a priest and nun.