Managua, Nicaragua, Jun 26, 2019 / 22:13 pm
The Archbishop of Managua encouraged the faithful Monday to pray so that peace in Nicaragua be the fruit of justice.
"Let us pray together so that in Nicaragua peace be the fruit of justice, that the restoration of trust be cemented in lasting and respected agreements based on the truth of the facts, reparation and reintegration of the victims and their families," Cardinal Leopoldo José Brenes Solorzano said in a video posted June 24 by the Archdiocese of Managua.
Earlier this month, Cardinal Brenes said the results of a law granting amnesty to both anti-government activists and security forces will determine whether the legislation is good for the country.
Nicaragua's unicameral National Assembly passed the amnesty law June 8. Though it has allowed the release of a group of political prisoners, the law has been criticized by the opposition over fears it will also give impunity to troops and paramilitaries responsible for crimes and arbitrary arrests that have taken place during the past 14 months of protests.