Posts Tagged ‘Bishop José Álvarez Lagos’

Bishop Alvarez back in prison after talks with Nicaraguan dictatorship break down

Monday, July 10th, 2023

Nicaraguan Bishop Rolando José Álvarez Lagos was sent back to prison on Wednesday after negotiations between the Nicaraguan bishops and the government of dictator Daniel Ortega broke down, Nicaraguan news sources reported. According to ACI Prensa, CNA’s Spanish language news partner, Álvarez, bishop of the Diocese of Matagalpa in Managua, was released on Monday but Read more

Vatican maintains silence following arrest of Nicaraguan bishop

Monday, August 22nd, 2022
arrest of Nicaraguan bishop

The Vatican is under pressure to make a statement about the arrest of Nicaraguan Bishop Rolando Álvarez (pictured) following his incarceration on August 19. Despite requests from several journalists, the Vatican has kept silent on the detainment of Matagalpa’s bishop. Álvarez is known for criticising President Daniel Ortega and his wife, Vice President Rosario Murillo. Read more

Bianca Jagger steps up; defends Nicaraguan bishop

Thursday, August 18th, 2022
Bianca Jagger Nicaragua

Human rights activist Bianca Jagger (pictured) has called on Pope Francis to condemn the Nicaraguan government’s targeted attacks on the Catholic Church. Jagger is among the thousands of Nicaraguan Catholics in constant vigil for detained Bishop José Álvarez who has been under house arrest in northern Nicaragua with 11 companions since 4 August. “I feel Read more

Nicaraguan police crackdown on Catholic Church intensifies

Monday, August 15th, 2022
Nicaraguan police crackdown intensifies

Nicaraguan police have banned a Catholic procession and pilgrimage in the capital of Managua on Saturday citing internal security reasons, the archdiocese said on Friday as the crackdown on the Church intensifies. In response, the archdiocese called for the country’s faithful to spend Friday praying and fasting and attend Mass at the Metropolitan Cathedral in Read more

Police block bishop from leaving office to celebrate Mass

Monday, August 8th, 2022
Nicaraguan military bishop

Riot police from the Nicaraguan military blocked the bishop of Matagalpa, José Álvarez Lagos, and six other priests from leaving the diocesan offices to celebrate Mass on Thursday 4 August. “I wanted to leave for the cathedral to do the holy hour, the holy Mass, but obviously the higher authorities haven’t given permission, we are Read more