ACI Prensa Staff, Oct 17, 2022 / 16:05 pm
A Catholic priest was arrested and taken into custody on Oct. 13 in the Nicaraguan capital of Managua, an exiled priest shared in a Twitter post demanding the end to the persecution of the Church waged by the government of President Daniel Ortega.
The arrest of Father Enrique Martínez Gamboa, the latest Catholic priest to be detained, amounted to a kidnapping, said Father Uriel Vallejos, who has been in exile in Italy since September.
“Yesterday at 5:00 pm, the parish priest of St. Martha’s Church in Managua was kidnapped. Father Enrique Martínez G. The priests and the Catholic Church demand the liberation and the cessation of the persecution against the Church and the clergy. Justice, freedom and democracy! ” Vallejos posted on his account.
El día se ayer a la 5:00 pm, fue secuestrado el Sacerdote Párroco de la Parroquia Santa Martha, Managua. El Padre Enrique Martínez G.— Pbro Uriel Vallejos (@pbrourielv) October 14, 2022
Los Sacerdotes y la Iglesia Católica, exígimos la liberación y el cese de la persecusión contra la Iglesia y el clero.
Justicia,libertad y Democ! pic.twitter.com/EnkgboF0DS