Vatican City, Aug 21, 2022 / 04:15 am
Pope Francis called for “peaceful coexistence” between people and institutions in Nicaragua Sunday, at the end of his weekly Angelus message.
“I am closely following, with worry and sorrow, the situation created in Nicaragua, and which involves people and institutions,” the pope said Aug. 21.
“I want to express my conviction and my wish that through an open and sincere dialogue they can find the basis for a respectful and peaceful coexistence,” he added. “Let us ask the Lord, through the intercession of Our Lady Most Pure, that he inspire such concrete will in the hearts of all.”
Pope Francis’ comments followed the abduction Friday of Bishop Rolando Álvarez by Nicaraguan police.