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Cardinal Leopoldo José Brenes Solorzano of Managua speaks with ACI Prensa in Rome, June 2018.

Nicaraguan cardinal commemorates attack on Managua cathedral

The Archbishop of Managua, Cardinal Leopoldo Brenes, celebrated Mass Jan. 31 to commemorate six months since the attack that destroyed... Read more

Daniel Ortega celebrates his re-inauguration as president of Nicaragua, Jan. 10, 2012.

Managua archdiocese urges free elections in Nicaragua

The Archdiocese of Managua has expressed its concern over new threats to freedom and personal safety in Nicaragua, and urged... Read more

Cardinal Leopoldo Brenes of Managua says Mass before the Blood of Christ chapel of the Immaculate Conception Cathedral, Aug. 5, 2020.

Nicaraguan cardinal says Mass at entrance of firebombed cathedral chapel

Cardinal Leopoldo José Brenes Solorzano of Managua said Mass Wednesday at the entrance of the Blood of Christ chapel in... Read more

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In Nicaragua, armed mob raids Catholic church hosting anti-government vigil

Parishioners holding vigil at a church to pray for detained foes of President Daniel Ortega came under attack from supporters... Read more

Students, friends, and relatives of political prisoners protest in front of a police line at the Universidad Centroamericana in Managua, Nov. 19, 2019.

Opposition activists hold hunger strikes in Nicaraguan churches

Pro-government forces have ended a siege of the Managua cathedral as mothers holding a hunger strike there were evacuated, though... Read more

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Nicaraguan cardinal asks prayers that peace be the fruit of justice

The Archbishop of Managua encouraged the faithful Monday to pray so that peace in Nicaragua be the fruit of justice.  Read more

Pope Francis greets Bishop Silvio Jose Baez Ortega, Auxiliary Bishop of Managua, at the Vatican during the Nicaraguan bishops' ad limina, Sept. 16, 2017.

Nicaraguan bishop to go to Rome amid security concerns

Pope Francis has asked Auxiliary Bishop Silvio José Báez Ortega of Managua to serve the Church in Rome for a... Read more

Friends and relatives bury the body of student Gerald Vasquez, shot dead during clashes with riot police in Divine Mercy church in Managua, Nicaragua, July 16, 2018.

In Nicaragua, paramilitaries attack bishop and besiege church

This weekend, paramilitaries in Nicaragua attacked a car carrying the Bishop of Esteli, and in a separate incident pro-government forces... Read more

Paramilitaries surround San Sebastian Basilica in Diriamba, Nicaragua, July 9, 2018.

Bishops attacked by pro-government mob at basilica in Nicaragua

A group of bishops in Nicaragua who went Monday to free a group of protesters who had taken refuge in... Read more