Posts Tagged ‘Sandanistas’

Nicaragua priest who defied Vatican dies

Friday, February 26th, 2016

Fr Fernando Cardenal, SJ, a priest who defied the Vatican to be in the Sandanista government in Nicaragua, has died aged 82. Fr Cardenal was suspended from the priesthood after refusing to step down as education minister in the left-wing government, which he joined following the overthrow of the Somoza regime in 1979. Fr Cardenal, Read more

Pope Francis lifts ex-Sandanista minister’s priestly suspension

Friday, August 8th, 2014

Pope Francis has lifted the 29-year suspension of a priest who refused to give up his role in Nicaragua’s former Sandanista government. Maryknoll priest Fr Miguel D’Escoto Brockman, 81, had formally requested permission to resume priestly duties and to celebrate Mass before he died. Nicaraugua’s foreign minister from 1979 to 1990, he is to be Read more