Nicaragua has expelled a dozen priests held as political prisoners as the increasingly tyrannical regime continues sending clergy into exile and cracking down on the Catholic Church.
The Vatican has confirmed that it has been asked and has agreed to receive 12 priests who had been detained in Nicaragua.
Eight priests have been transferred to a prison notorious for torture and deplorable conditions as the Nicaraguan regime again ramps up its repression of the Catholic Church.
A Nicaraguan priest has been reported kidnapped from his parish residence as the country’s increasingly totalitarian regime continues cracking down on the Catholic Church and silencing all dissenting voices.
Indignation. That’s what she said she feels when she hears Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and his wife, Rosario Murillo, the country’s vice president, refer to themselves as Christians.
A week after Nicaragua’s government confiscated a prestigious Jesuit-run university, it has officially expelled the Society of Jesus from the country entirely and ruled that all of the order’s property and assets be seized.
The Nicaraguan regime has extinguished the Jesuits’ legal status and ordered the expropriation of its assets, effectively making it illegal for the Society of Jesus to operate in the Central American country.
Nicaraguan officials evicted a team of Jesuits from their home in the capital city of Managua shortly after seizing a prestigious university from the religious order — an act the Society of Jesus called a “spectacle.”
Nicaragua has frozen the bank accounts of dioceses nationwide as the regime of President Daniel Ortega escalates its persecution of the Catholic Church with accusations of theft and money laundering.
Two priests in Nicaragua have been taken to Managua, the capital, for questioning, amid an investigation into alleged irregularities in the management of a diocesan Caritas chapter.