ACI Prensa Staff, Jan 22, 2024 / 18:30 pm
Researcher Martha Patricia Molina reported that the dictatorship of President Daniel Ortega and his wife, Vice President Rosario Murillo, has expelled from Nicaragua three priests from the same congregation after previously canceling the congregation’s legal personhood. Two of the priests are Mexican.
The author of the report “Nicaragua: A persecuted Church?”, which details hundreds of attacks by the dictatorship against the Catholic Church in recent years, had already reported the abduction and expulsion of the Mexican priest Ezequiel Buenfil, a member of the Missionaries of the Most Holy Savior Congregation.
In a Jan. 20 post on X, Molina said that “beginning Jan. 14, the priests belonging to the Most Holy Savior religious order of the Diocese of León received threats from the police when they were returning from celebrating Holy Mass in the St. Thomas the Apostle Parish in Corinto. Since that day Father Ezequiel Buenfil and Father Erick Figueroa disappeared and were then expelled.”
They were in charge of the Calvary-Our Lady of the Abandoned Parish in the town of El Viejo in Chinandega Department.