Posts Tagged ‘President Daniel Ortega’

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

Nicaragua shuts 7 Catholic radio stations

Thursday, August 4th, 2022
Catholic radio stations

The government of Nicaragua has ordered the closure of seven Catholic radio stations linked to a bishop who has been critical of the country’s president, Daniel Ortega. Bishop Rolando Álvarez, who serves as the radio’s coordinator and leads the remote northern Matagalpa diocese, announced the closures on Monday. Álvarez said he had received a letter Read more

Ortega’s government orders dissolution of Mother Teresa’s order

Monday, July 4th, 2022
Missionaries of Charity in Nicaragua

The Missionaries of Charity founded by Mother Teresa of Calcutta is being ordered to close in Nicaragua. Dedicated to serving the poorest of the poor, the Missionaries of Charity are among 101 non-governmental organisations the legislator wants to close. Some of the other Catholic NGOs in for the chop include the Catholic Foundation for Human Read more

Violence must end: Nuncio’s appeal made in Pope’s name

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

Violence in Nicaragua must end, say Catholic church leaders including bishops and the Apostolic Nuncio to Nicaragua. The Nuncio, Archbishop Waldemar Stanisław Sommertag, has appealed for peace in the Pope’s name. Violence has beset the country since April this year. “With all my human and spiritual strength, I appeal to the consciences of all to Read more