Managua, Nicaragua, Feb 3, 2021 / 14:11 pm
The Archbishop of Managua, Cardinal Leopoldo Brenes, celebrated Mass Jan. 31 to commemorate six months since the attack that destroyed part of the chapel of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, where the crucifix known as "the Blood of Christ" was kept.
On July 31, 2020, an unknown person entered the Chapel of the Blood of Christ and launched an incendiary bomb that severely damaged the premises and a 382-year-old image of the Blood of Christ, a depiction of Jesus Christ crucified.
As soon as the attack occurred, the cardinal said that the bombing was "a totally reprehensible act of desecration, so we must remain in constant prayer to defeat the evil forces."
In his homily on Jan. 31, the cardinal said that "faith in Jesus Christ cannot be destroyed with this type of offence, because He is engraved in the heart of every human being."