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

Nicaraguan police place Catholic bishop, priests under house arrest

Aug 8, 2022

By Diego Lopez Marina

The bishop, along with six priests and six lay people, have been surrounded by dozens of riot police since Aug.... Read more

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

Nicaragua’s Ortega regime blocks bishop from leaving diocesan offices to celebrate Mass

Aug 5, 2022

By Diego Lopez Marina

A video posted Aug. 4 on social media shows a group of riot police, with batons and shields, blocking the... 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

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

Bishop Eugenio Salazar Mora kneels before the superior of the Missionaries of Charity expelled from Nicaragua on July 6, 2022.

Costa Rican bishop receives Missionaries of Charity expelled from Nicaragua

Jul 12, 2022

By Walter Sanchez Silva

Bishop Eugenio Salazar Mora of Tilarán-Liberia in Costa Rica greeted the nuns one by one and knelt as he greeted... Read more

Missionaries of Charity leave Nicaragua on July 6, 2022.

Missionaries of Charity expelled from Nicaragua

Jul 7, 2022

By Walter Sanchez Silva

The action is the latest in religious persecutions that have escalated there in the last four years. Read more

Missionaries of Charity

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