The Travails of the Nicaraguan Church

Source: Law & Liberty
by Edgar Beltran

“‘Let them be free, I will serve their sentences,’ said Bishop Rolando Alvarez when offered the chance to be exiled to the US alongside 222 other Nicaraguan political prisoners. A day later, he was sentenced to 26 years in prison. Most people in the West know that the Catholic Church is suffering bewildering levels of persecution in many countries such as China or Nigeria. However, many are unaware of what is happening here in the Western hemisphere, not far away from the United States, in Nicaragua. Persecution against the Church is reaching levels that might remind us of the worst days of the Communist regimes during the Cold War, or of the anti-clerical liberal regimes of the nineteenth century.” (03/08/23)