Cardinal Leopoldo José Brenes Solorzano

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Bishop José Álvarez Lagos surrounded by police officers on Aug. 4, 2022.

Cardinal visits bishop abducted by the Nicaraguan dictatorship: His spirit is strong  

Aug 19, 2022

By David Ramos

The archbishop of Managua, Nicaragua, Cardinal Leopoldo Brenes, met with the bishop of Matagalpa, Rolando Álvarez, hours after the bishop... Read more

Cardinal Leopoldo Brenes of Managua, Nicaragua, in a priestly ordination ceremony.

Archdiocese asks faithful to pray to Curé of Ars for priests in Nicaragua

Aug 4, 2022

By CNA Staff

On the feast day of St. John Mary Vianney, Aug. 4, the Archdiocese of Managua, Nicaragua, called on the faithful... Read more

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

Nicaraguan cardinal commemorates attack on Managua cathedral

Feb 3, 2021

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

Aug 6, 2020

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

The flag of Nicaragua.

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

The flag of Nicaragua.

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

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