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Bishops ask for prayers for start of talks in Nicaragua

Feb 28, 2019

The bishops of Nicaragua have asked the faithful to pray for the dialogue begun Wednesday between the government of President... Read more

Protests against the government of Daniel Ortega in Granada, Nicaragua, April 2018.

Former Latin American leaders criticize pope's comments on Nicaragua, Venezuela

Jan 10, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Twenty former heads of state and government from Latin America have written a letter to Pope Francis finding fault with... Read more

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Nicaraguan bishop criticizes arrest of journalists

Dec 24, 2018

The Auxiliary Bishop of Managua, Silvio José Báez, has criticized the shut down of the 100% Noticias television channel and... Read more

Protests in Granada, Nicaragua, April 29, 2018.

In Nicaragua, political prisoners pray for a free country

Oct 8, 2018

A video circulating in Spanish-language social media shows a group of political prisoners praying the Hail Mary while expressing their... Read more

Relatives and friends of 16-year old Matt Romero attend his burial in Managua, Sept. 24, 2018.

Nicaraguan bishop laments death of teen during anti-government protests

Sep 27, 2018

Bishop Rolando José Álvarez Lagos of Matagalpa has called for an end to the deaths in the country occurring during... Read more

Masked men brutally attack priest in Nicaragua

Sep 18, 2018

A group of masked men entered the home of a priest in the Diocese of León in Nicaragua and savagely... Read more

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Nicaraguan priest appeals for intervention to prevent massacre of protesters

Jul 20, 2018

A Nicaraguan priest has called on the international community to intervene to prevent the massacre of protesters by the country's... 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

Jul 16, 2018

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

Jul 10, 2018

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

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

Cardinal Brenes: Peace in Nicaragua will come through dialogue, early elections

Jul 3, 2018

Cardinal Leopoldo José Brenes Solorzano of Managua believes the two month-long open conflict in Nicaragua will come to an end... Read more

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Masked, armed men attack chancery in Nicaragua

Jun 28, 2018

The pastoral center of the Diocese of Matagalpa in central Nicaragua, whose bishop is currently in Rome to inform the... Read more

The funeral of 15-month-old Teiler Lorio, who died during an attack by riot police and members of the Sandinista Youth in Managua, June 23, 2018.

In Rome, Nicaraguan bishops will inform pope of worsening crisis

Jun 27, 2018

As the situation in Nicaragua continues to deteriorate, two of the country's bishops are travelling to Rome, where they will... Read more

An anti-government demonstrator holds a sign in Managua, June 17, 2018, after a family died when their house was burnt on Saturday.

Ceasefire reached in Nicaragua crisis as Church-mediated talks resume

Jun 18, 2018

The Nicaraguan government and opposition groups agreed Friday to a truce during talks mediated by the Nicaraguan bishops, after nearly... Read more

Nicaraguans living in Costra Rica demonstrate June 10, 2018 in solidarity with those arrested and killed in protests against President Ortega.

Church leaders in Nicaragua appeal for unity, peace as crisis continues

Jun 11, 2018

As unrest centered on protests of president Daniel Ortega continues unabated in Nicaragua, bishops in the country are calling for... Read more

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Priest condemns latest attack on Jesuit university in Nicaragua as 'cowardly'

May 31, 2018

By Mary Farrow

A mortar attack on a Jesuit university in Nicaragua last weekend resulted in no deaths or injuries, and has been... Read more

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

Bishops urge Nicaraguan president to investigate violence against protestors

May 24, 2018

Nicaragua's bishops urged president Daniel Ortega Tuesday to comply with a recommendation that he investigate April's violence in order to... Read more

Protests in Granada, Nicaragua, April 29, 2018.

Church-mediated dialogue to overcome Nicaraguan crisis begins

May 16, 2018

Talks to overcome several weeks of anti-government protests and riots in Nicaragua which have been met harshly by security forces... Read more

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

Dictatorship the underlying problem in Nicaragua riots, priest says

Apr 24, 2018

By Elise Harris, Hannah Brockhaus

As violent clashes continue between security forces and anti-government protestors in Nicaragua, an eye witness has said the country's underlying... Read more