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The flags of the Sandinista dictatorship in front of the Matagalpa Cathedral.

Nicaraguan dictatorship places Sandinista flags in front of cathedral of imprisoned bishop

Jun 27, 2023

By Walter Sánchez Silva

“Obviously, this is one more provocation from the Sandinista dictatorship against the Nicaraguan Catholic Church,” a Nicaraguan researcher said. Read more

Bishop Rolando Álvarez.

Whereabouts of imprisoned Nicaraguan bishop are unknown

Mar 8, 2023

By Walter Sánchez Silva

“We know that no one who is in the conditions which the bishop is in can be well,” Nicaraguan lawyer... Read more

Bishop Rolando Álvarez

Church in Nicaragua asks for continued prayers for abducted bishop and priests

Sep 27, 2022

By CNA Staff

The Diocese of Matagalpa asked for prayers for its bishop, Rolando Álvarez, and others who were arrested and abducted in... Read more

The faithful gather for Mass behind the fence of the church as the parochial vicar celebrates Mass in the atrium of Santa Lucía Parish in Matagalpa, Nicaragua, Aug. 16, 2022.

Police harassment forces priest to celebrate Mass outside church in Nicaragua

Aug 16, 2022

By Walter Sánchez Silva

A group of police officers from the Daniel Ortega dictatorship in Nicaragua arrived at a parish Aug. 16 with the... Read more

A brief procession of the Virgin of Fatima in the atrium of the Cathedral of Managua, Nicaragua, was held on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022, to close a Marian congress. A larger procession was scheduled but prohibited by the regime of President Daniel Ortega.

Ortega regime continues attacks on the Church in Nicaragua

Aug 15, 2022

By CNA Staff

Several acts of repression were reported in the country over the weekend. Read more

Bishop Rolando José Álvarez of the Diocese of Matagalpa, Nicaragua, was placed under house arrest by the police of Daniel Ortega's regime in early August 2022.

Bishops of Mexico stand in solidarity with Nicaragua ‘at a time of profound suffering’

Aug 10, 2022

By Diego López Marina

The dictatorship of President Daniel Ortega in recent weeks has threatened the Church in Nicaragua's freedom of speech and religion. Read more

Police arrive the night of Aug. 1 at Divine Mercy parish in the town of Sébaco in the Diocese of Matagalpa, Nicaragua. The parish broadcast live on Facebook the arrival of the police at the parish doors as well as their entry by force.

Ortega regime in Nicaragua violently shuts down Catholic radio stations

Aug 2, 2022

By CNA Staff

Nicaraguan police broke into Divine Mercy parish the night of Aug. 1 in the town of Sébaco in the Diocese... Read more

Bishop Rolando Álvarez of Matagalpa, Nicaragua, walks with other pilgrims to the Shrine of the Divine Child in July 2022.

Prayer ‘is what will save Nicaragua,’ bishop says

Jul 20, 2022

By CNA Staff

During a recent pilgrimage, Bishop Rolando Álvarez of Matagalpa also called for a “crusade” of prayer in coming months. Read more

Protests in Granada, Nicaragua, April 29, 2018.

Nicaraguan bishop charges police, government persecution

May 20, 2022

By David Ramos

Bishop Rolando José Álvarez Lagos of Matagalpa has charged that the police of President Daniel Ortega’s government harassed him by... Read more

Matagalpa, Nicaragua.

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