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Nicaragua - Latest News
Aug 2, 2020 - 06:00 am .- Pope Francis urged Catholics Sunday to follow “God’s logic” by taking responsibility for the welfare of others.
Aug 2, 2020 - 04:35 am .- Pope Francis deplored a firebomb attack on a cathedral in Nicaragua Sunday.
Jul 31, 2020 - 07:15 pm .- An unidentified man threw a firebomb into a chapel of Managua’s Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on Friday, severely damaging the chapel and a devotional image of Christ more than three centuries old.
Mar 31, 2020 - 06:01 pm .- Local media in Nicaragua are reporting that despite the nation’s bishops’ conference suspending Mass and prohibiting large gatherings, the mayor of Granada is going ahead with an annual pilgrimage that the bishops had canceled.
Mar 2, 2020 - 05:06 pm .- Fr. Ernesto Cardenal, a Nicaraguan poet and Marxist liberation theology activist whose priestly faculties were long suspended for his assuming a public office, died Sunday at the age of 95.
Jan 4, 2020 - 05:53 am .- As political tensions continue in Nicaragua, the archbishop of Managua stressed that for peace to be achieved, people need to look past their differences and foster dialogue without exclusion or manipulation.
Nov 25, 2019 - 05:02 pm .- A group of mothers who had been conducting a hunger strike in a Catholic church in Nicaragua have left the premises and been transferred to a local hospital for treatment.
Jun 12, 2019 - 02:13 pm .- The results of a Nicaraguan law granting amnesty to both anti-government activists and security forces will determine whether the legislation is good for the country, the Archbishop of Managua has said.
Apr 2, 2019 - 06:37 pm .- Bishop Silvio José Báez, auxiliary of Managua, Nicaragua, called on people of the country not to take justice into their own hands, following violence last week by paramilitary and police forces against peaceful protectors.
Feb 18, 2019 - 05:28 pm .- Pope Francis has restored priestly faculties to 94-year-old Fr. Ernesto Cardenal, who had been suspended a divinas in 1984 for holding a cabinet position in Nicaragua’s Sandinista government, in violation of canon law.
Dec 24, 2018 - 02:41 pm .- The Auxiliary Bishop of Managua, Silvio José Báez, has criticized the shut down of the 100% Noticias television channel and the arrest of its owner, Miguel Mora, and press chief Lucía Pineda Ubau.
Dec 21, 2018 - 07:00 pm .- A fire in the church. Bullet holes in the tabernacle. Students fleeing for their lives.
Aug 21, 2018 - 12:46 am .- Americans need to pray for peace in Nicaragua as the country faces continuing political tensions, violence and attacks on churches, said the head of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on International Justice and Peace.
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 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.
Jul 10, 2018 - 04:01 pm .- A group of bishops in Nicaragua who went Monday to free a group of protesters who had taken refuge in a basilica the previous day were themselves assaulted by a pro-government group.
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.

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