Nicaragua - Latest News
Aug 2, 2018 - 01:25 pm .- The Diocese of Quesada in Costa Rica has set up two reception centers to serve the Nicaraguan refugees fleeing the violence that has plagued their country for nearly four months.
Aug 1, 2018 - 01:30 pm .- The White House has issued a statement expressing support for the Catholic Church’s diplomatic efforts in Nicaragua and announcing $1.5 million in U.S. funds to bolster human rights organizations and independent media in the country.
Jul 31, 2018 - 02:59 pm .- The streets of Nicaragua were filled on July 28 by thousands of demonstrators supporting the country’s bishops and priests after repeated attacks by paramilitaries with ties to the government.
Jul 24, 2018 - 03:06 am .- A fire in the church. Bullet holes in the tabernacle. Students fleeing for their lives.
Jul 19, 2018 - 01:04 pm .- The Council of Latin American Bishops has expressed solidarity with the people of Nicaragua and declared Sunday, July 22, a day of prayer for the country.
Jun 22, 2018 - 04:00 pm .- Amid continued unrest in Nicaragua, Church leaders traveled to the city of Masaya Thursday to pray and appeal for peace.
Jun 20, 2018 - 02:00 pm .- Peace talks mediated last week by the Catholic Church in Nicaragua, between the government of President Daniel Ortega and his opposition, proved to be short-lived as clashes have yet again devolved into violence.
Jun 4, 2018 - 04:54 pm .- Nicaraguan police have ended a day-long seige against a church after Catholic leaders intervened to release an estimated 30 opposition supporters taking refuge inside.
Jun 3, 2018 - 05:38 am .- In off-the-cuff comments after the Angelus Sunday, Pope Francis denounced violence against protestors by armed groups in Nicaragua and prayed for the country’s victims and their families.
May 24, 2018 - 05:10 pm .- Nicaragua's bishops urged president Daniel Ortega Tuesday to comply with a recommendation that he investigate April's violence in order to facilitate talks between the opposition and his government.
Oct 14, 2014 - 02:11 am .- Gang violence, family separation and a “chauvinistic culture” that strains marriages are among the challenges facing families in parts of Latin America, said a bishop from Nicaragua.  
Apr 10, 2014 - 05:40 pm .- A priest who was counseling a married woman outside his parish rectory April 6 was allegedly killed by her husband, who then reportedly killed his wife and turned the gun on himself.