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Ortega government orders dissolution of Missionaries of Charity in Nicaragua

Jun 29, 2022

By CNA Staff

The order to shut down the sisters and 100 other nongovernmental organizations was requested by a Sandinista legislator in a... 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

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Ahead of general election, Nicaraguan archdiocese urges that abortion not be an election issue

May 14, 2021

By Diego Lopez Marina

The Justice and Peace Commission of the Archdiocese of Managua stated Thursday that the "abominable crime" of abortion should not... 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

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

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

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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 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

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

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