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Central America

Ciborium stolen and Eucharist desecrated in Nicaragua

A parish in Nicaragua held an act of reparation after unknown assailants forced open its tabernacle and stole a ciborium containing consecrated hosts. Source: National Catholic Register.

Central America

Imprisoned Nicaraguan bishop appears in video posted by dictatorship

A media outlet supportive of Daniel Ortega’s dictatorship in Nicaragua has posted a video of Bishop Rolando Álvarez, the first time he has been seen since he was jailed on February 10. Source: CNA.

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Vatican closes embassy in Nicaragua after Ortega’s crackdown

The Vatican has closed its embassy in Nicaragua after the country’s government proposed suspending diplomatic relations, the latest episode in a years-long crackdown on the Catholic Church by the administration of President Daniel Ortega. Source: Sight Magazine.

Central America

Nicaragua suspends relations with Holy See

The Nicaraguan Government has closed the apostolic nunciature in Managua and its embassy to the Holy See, after Pope Francis compared President Daniel Ortega’s regime to communist and Nazi dictatorships. Source: The Tablet.

Central America

Charity ‘greatly concerned’ about jailed Nicaraguan bishop

Pontifical charity Aid to the Church in Need has expressed its concern for the Church in Nicaragua and for Bishop Rolando Álvarez, who was sentenced to 26 years and four months in prison by the Daniel Ortega dictatorship. Source: CNA.

Central America

Nicaragua bans Easter processions 

In the latest move against the Church and political opponents in Nicaragua, the Ortega Government has reportedly banned the traditional public processions of the Way of the Cross in all parishes in the country. Source: Vatican News.

Central America

Nicaraguan bishop sentenced to 26 years jail for treason

Nicaragua’s Ortega Government sentenced Matagalpa Bishop Rolando Álvarez Lagos to 26 years and four months in prison on Friday, accusing him of being a “traitor to the homeland”. Source: CNA.

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Dictatorship in Nicaragua sentences priest to 10 years in prison

A priest has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for the alleged crimes of “conspiracy” and “spreading fake news” to the detriment of the Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega’s dictatorship. Source: CNA.

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Nicaraguan court orders bishop to remain under house arrest

A Nicaraguan court has ordered that a Catholic bishop remain under house arrest on charges of “conspiracy” and “spreading false news”, a government media site said. Source: Crux.