Managua, Nicaragua, Mar 2, 2020 / 17:06 pm
Fr. Ernesto Cardenal, a Nicaraguan poet and Marxist liberation theology activist whose priestly faculties were long suspended for his assuming a public office, died Sunday at the age of 95.
Fr. Cardenal died March 1 after a brief hospitalization.
His wake will be at the Mount of Olives funeral home, and a funeral Mass will be said March 3 Managua's Immaculate Conception Cathedral.
Fr. Cardenal was born Jan. 20, 1925 in Granada, Nicaragua. He studied literature and was for a time at the Trappist's Gethsemani monastery in Kentucky, but he returned to Nicaragua and was ordained a priest in 1965.