Tag: Nicaragua

Nicaraguans in U.S. call on world to open eyes to country’s plight

WASHINGTON | Outside the Organization of American States in Washington Nov. 25, Estela Callejas and Romy Rojas pleaded with the man in the suit for help. “We’re tired. We’ve been here in the rain, cold and snow … the business sector has got to step in and put pressure,” Callejas said in Spanish, as she… Read more »

Jesuit provincials call for international action on Nicaragua

SANTIAGO, Chile | The Society of Jesus has urged Latin American countries — working “through international diplomacy” — to “take all the necessary measures to rescue democracy in Nicaragua and hold the current regime responsible for the crimes it has committed.” In a lengthy statement, “Crimes that demand justice: an urgent call to the international… Read more »

Night of terror: Inside the Catholic church attacked by Nicaragua’s paramilitary

Managua, Nicaragua | A fire in the church. Bullet holes in the tabernacle. Students fleeing for their lives. Father Raul Zamora, who serves as parish priest at Divine Mercy parish in Nicaragua, told CNA about his decision to take in 150 university students after paramilitary opened fire on their protest earlier this month – and… Read more »

Nicaraguan bishops to pray for exorcism as violence continues

MANAGUA, Nicaragua | As attacks on Catholic clergy continue and anti-government protesters are besieged by Nicaraguan police and paramilitaries, the bishops said they would pray an exorcism prayer. The bishops said July 20 would be a day of prayer and fasting “as an act of atonement for the profanation carried out in recent months against… Read more »

Nicaraguan bishops accept mediation role

MEXICO CITY | The bishops’ conference of Nicaragua has accepted an invitation to mediate talks aimed at calming the Central American country, which has been roiled by protests over proposed changes to the national social security system and discontent with an increasingly authoritarian government. “The (bishops) after praying, listening and seeking guidance from the Holy… Read more »