Denver, Colo., Feb 21, 2023 / 16:30 pm
Catholic organizations in the U.S. have quickly mobilized to welcome political exiles from Nicaragua, but more must be done to address human rights violations in the country, Archbishop Timothy Broglio, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), said Tuesday.
“I am proud and grateful that the Catholic community of the United States — from dioceses and local Catholic Charities agencies to Catholic Charities USA and the USCCB — was among those that mobilized quickly to welcome the Nicaraguan exiles as they were stripped of their citizenship before boarding the plane,” he said Feb. 21. “These 222 individuals were welcomed on U.S. soil on Feb. 9 and are being assisted by U.S. government authorities and partners.”
“How can any regime deny citizenship to its citizens?” Broglio asked.
The Ortega dictatorship deported 222 political prisoners to the United States on Feb. 9.