The Trappist sisters of Nicaragua, who left the country in February, reported that the government told the bishop of Juigalpa the regime would take over the monastery.
Two Catholic Relief Services workers were shot and killed April 9, Easter Sunday, while riding in a CRS vehicle in the Amhara region of Ethiopia.
Félix Maradiaga said he was edified by “seeing the example of a bishop who has given absolutely everything for the freedom of his people.”
The dictatorship of Daniel Ortega hasn’t declared a truce in its persecution of the Catholic Church in Nicaragua, not even during Holy Week.
March 25 is celebrated as the Day of the Unborn Child in Latin America, and large pro-life marches were held in Argentina, Ecuador, and Peru.
El 19 Digital released photos and a video of Bishop Rolando Álvarez, who was visited by a brother and sister on March 25 in the prison known as La Modelo.
El 19 Digital posted a video of Bishop Rolando Álvarez, sentenced to 26 years in prison, in which he shares a few comments about how he is doing.
On March 17, 1697, an image of the Virgin Mary known as the Weeping Irish Madonna shed tears of blood for three hours.
The charity provided food for the country’s poorest people, donations of crutches and prostheses, delivered medicines at low cost, among many other charitable works.
In a new blow to the Church in Nicaragua, the dictatorship of Daniel Ortega has ordered the legal status of several institutions to be revoked, including that of John Paul II Catholic University.
“We know that no one who is in the conditions which the bishop is in can be well,” Nicaraguan lawyer Martha Patricia Molina said March 7.
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has called on the Nicaraguan dictatorship to release Bishop Rolando Álvarez.
The Ciudad Juárez Cathedral has long been one of the places where migrants are received, as the city sits on the opposite side of the Rio Grande from El Paso, Texas.
Father Jacques Mourad was consecrated as the new archbishop of Homs, Syria.
The pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need expressed its concern for the situation of the Church in Nicaragua and for Bishop Rolando Álvarez.
One of the challenges facing the bishops of the Catholic Church in Mexico is the decrease in the number of faithful in their country.
In a Feb. 27 post on their Facebook page, the nuns explained: “We, the Trappist Sisters of Nicaragua, have voluntarily left the country.”
The Nicaraguan dictatorship has prohibited holding the Stations of the Cross in the streets the same week Ortega accused the Church of being a “mafia.”
Silvio Báez, the exiled auxiliary bishop of Managua living in the United States, responded Tuesday to the most recent insults and attacks by the Nicaraguan dictator.
Romero was an outspoken critic of political injustice in the country and of the violence affecting the lives of ordinary Salvadorians.