Managua, Nicaragua, Jun 27, 2018 / 05:01 am
As the situation in Nicaragua continues to deteriorate, two of the country's bishops are travelling to Rome, where they will brief Pope Francis on the state of affairs in their nation.
Cardinal Leopoldo José Brenes Solorzano of Managua and Bishop Rolando José Álvarez Lagos of Matagalpa will "inform the Holy Father of the pain and suffering we Nicaraguans are going through and the impetus we have given to the dialogue we are participating in at the request of the government and with the trust and support of the people," read a statement of the Nicaraguan bishops' conference.
Cardinal Brenes is going to Rome to participate in the June 29 consistory of cardinals.
The Nicaraguan bishops expressed to the people their "closeness and accompaniment especially in this painful time" in their statement.