ACI Prensa Staff, May 22, 2023 / 16:30 pm
Nicaraguan Catholics living in exile dedicated to the defense of human rights charged that the supposed “voluntary dissolution” of Immaculate Conception Catholic University, which trained seminarians in Managua, is “one more hostile action” of the dictatorship of President Daniel Ortega and his wife, Vice President Rosario Murillo, against the Catholic Church.
On May 18, the Nicaraguan Ministry of the Interior (Migob) announced the “voluntary dissolution” of the university run by the Archdiocese of Managua where seminarians from the Nicaraguan capital were trained.
In the attempt to justify the dissolution, the Ortega and Murillo regime accused the Catholic institution of the alleged “failure to comply with its obligations since 2015, since they did not report their financial statements and board of directors.”
In a statement to ACI Prensa, CNA’s Spanish-language news partner, Martha Patricia Molina, a Nicaraguan lawyer and investigator in exile who has documented more than 500 attacks against the Catholic Church under the Ortega-Murillo regime, explained that “the Immaculate Conception Catholic University is owned by the Archdiocese of Managua. It is the academic institution in charge of certifying the degrees awarded by the La Purísima Archdiocesan Seminary.”