Honduran bishop warns that persecution against the church in Nicaragua could be replicated in his country

Honduran bishop warns that persecution against the church in Nicaragua could be replicated in his country

The Bishop of the Diocese of Santa Rosa de Copán, in Honduras, Monsignor Andean Darwinwarned his compatriots that they must be “prepared” because, as in Nicaragua, “persecution is coming” against citizens, human rights defenders, the media and the Catholic Church.

Faced with the repressive escalation of the dictatorship of Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo against the leaders of the Nicaraguan church, the religious leader stated that “it means that we Hondurans must also be prepared, You have to be prepared because the persecution is coming».

In addition, he assured that it was “expected” that the Ortega-Murillo regime would attack the Catholic Church in Nicaragua and undertake persecution against its leaders.

Related news: Monsignor Rolando Álvarez completes 48 hours of police siege

«It was already expected from that regime, it was expected and I don’t know why they had been late, because that regimen is like this», stressed the Honduran bishop to local media.

Likewise, Monsignor Darwin Andino denounced the de facto expulsion of the Missionaries of Charity, whose legal personality was eliminated by the regime for allegedly not being accredited by the Ministry of Family to function as a nursery, child development center or home for girls or asylum. elderly, nor do they have permission from the Ministry of Education to carry out learning reinforcement.

According to the National Assembly, the Mother Teresa of Calcutta congregation did not report its fixed assets either, and the activities of its headquarters in the city of Granada (southwest) were not reported: girls’ home, dining room, nursery and learning reinforcement.

«They did not get involved in politics, but they did their mission, they expressed their charity by caring for children, sick people, and above all recovering people who have fallen into alcoholism, these are the works that these women do and quietlythat draws the attention why them and not others? but precisely them”, questioned the Honduran bishop.

Sisters of Charity: “We never did any kind of political activity”

Ortega orders persecution against the church in Nicaragua

At the beginning of May, the Police had initiated a wave of siege against the priests, among them is Father Harving Padilla, parish priest of the San Juan Bautista church in Masaya, Father Uriel Vallejos, parish priest in Sébaco, Matagalpa, as well as Father Monsignor Rolando Álvarez, the latter had to take refuge in a temple in Managua after several days of persecution by the Police.

In the last week, the dictator has launched a frontal offensive against the Catholic Church and its main religious leaders, who have been victims of virulent attacks. Similarly, there have been recorded attacks, prison, persecution, siege, desecration against the same parishioners.

Honduran bishop warns that persecution against the church in Nicaragua could be replicated in his country
Honduran bishop warns that persecution against the church in Nicaragua could be replicated in his country

Since Wednesday, August 3, the Ortega Police at the service of the regime have surrounded the Episcopal Curia of Matagalpa, where Monsignor Rolando Álvarez, one of the bishops most persecuted by the Nicaraguan dictatorship, is located.

Human rights organizations and opposition groups have condemned the attack, maintaining that “Ortega discharges hatred and revenge against the Catholic Church”.



Source link

Previous Story

Hotel associations are concerned about the effects of the industry due to the closures in July

Latest from Nicaragua