ACI Prensa Staff, Jul 26, 2023 / 16:00 pm
Bishop José Antonio Canales of the Diocese of Danlí in Honduras said in an interview with the Nicaraguan media Confidencial Digital that Bishop Rolando Álvarez, unjustly convicted of treason by the Daniel Ortega dictatorship in Nicaragua, “is not going to be silent” even though he is in prison.
Canales, whose diocese is 35 minutes from Nicaragua and who has spoken out on different occasions for the release of Álvarez, commented in the interview on the current situation of the bishop of Matagalpa.
“He’s not going to be silent. He is not a man to stay silent. The situation is quite complex because he wants to be free, but in Nicaragua; [he wants to] return to his flock. Bishop Álvarez is convinced that the Lord has him as pastor of the Diocese of Matagalpa and he’s not going to give up being a pastor, because for us this is God’s design. This is how we understand it,” the bishop of Danlí explained.
“He feels that he must return to his flock. And in this sense, returning to his flock is not negotiable, because he is still bishop of Matagalpa,” Canales pointed out.