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Protests in Granada, Nicaragua, April 29, 2018.

Church asks people to vote their conscience in Nicaraguan general election

Oct 25, 2021

By Walter Sanchez Silva

The Nicaraguan bishops’ conference called Thursday on citizens to act freely and to vote according to their conscience as the... Read more

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

Nicaraguan archdiocese warns that conditions for free elections don't exist

Aug 11, 2021

By Harumi Suzuki

The Archdiocese of Managua on Tuesday deplored the arrests of presidential candidates that have taken place in the country, and... Read more

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

Managua archdiocese urges free elections in Nicaragua

Oct 13, 2020

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

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

Nov 23, 2019

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

Nov 20, 2019

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 calls on OAS to speak with victims of nation's crisis

Jul 9, 2019

The Archbishop of Managua asked Sunday that the Organization of American States dialogue with the victims of Nicaragua's sociopolitical crisis.  Read more

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Nicaraguan cardinal asks prayers that peace be the fruit of justice

Jun 26, 2019

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

Edwin Carcache demonstrates demanding the release from prison of other opposition prisoners after his own release in Managua, June 11, 2019.

Nicaraguan cardinal withholds judgement on amnesty law

Jun 12, 2019

The results of a Nicaraguan law granting amnesty to both anti-government activists and security forces will determine whether the legislation... Read more

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

Nicaraguan bishops lament continued suffering under Ortega

May 1, 2019

The Nicaraguan bishops lamented Wednesday that “the Nicaraguan family continues to suffer,” and called for no more “repressive actions and... 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

Apr 12, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

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

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Bishop asks Nicaraguans not to take justice into their own hands

Apr 2, 2019

Bishop Silvio José Báez, auxiliary of Managua, Nicaragua, called on people of the country not to take justice into their... Read more

Catholic prelates and current and former Nicaraguan government officials deliver a press conference on the National Dialogue in Managua, Feb. 27, 2019.

Nicaraguan bishops not mediating latest round of peace talks

Mar 5, 2019

The Nicaraguan bishops said Monday they have not been invited to mediate in the renewed dialogue between the government of... Read more

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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

Protesters in Managua, on Aug. 18, 2018. 

Nicaragua's political tensions need our prayers, US archbishop says

Aug 20, 2018

Americans need to pray for peace in Nicaragua as the country faces continuing political tensions, violence and attacks on churches,... Read more

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Thousands march in support of Nicaraguan bishops

Jul 31, 2018

The streets of Nicaragua were filled on July 28 by thousands of demonstrators supporting the country’s bishops and priests after... 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