In his Palm Sunday homily, the bishop of the Diocese of Matagalpa and apostolic administrator of the Diocese of Estelí, Monsignor Rolando Alvarez Lagospointed out that Nicaragua lives the “cruel passion” to which its “migrant children are subjected in those caravans through the desert, in those caravans of death, extortion, outrage, kidnapping, blackmail, rape.”
Since 2018, the country has experienced a massive migration of Nicaraguans fleeing the repression of the regime of Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo and move to countries like Costa RicaPanama, United States and Spain.
«Children in the arms of their mothers, children in the womb of their mothers, entire families, young people, thousands of peasants who farmed the land. Nicaragua advances with the cross on the back of the pain of the bloody family disintegration, it hurts, it hurts in the Nicaraguan soul. Practically entire rural communities have been left empty, towns that were happy now desolate,” Álvarez lamented.
The Bishop of Matagalpa also reminded the thousands of Nicaraguan exiles who have left that they continue to denounce the regime. In addition, of the hope of the people in the construction of a new society where forgiveness and brotherhood reign.
Nicaragua advances with the passion of your exiled children, deprived of liberty. Nicaragua advances with the cross on the back of unemployment, of poverty. Nicaragua advances with the thirst to see each other, treat each other as brothers, children of the same God and of the same land and of the same country, “he stressed.
Nicaragua advances in its hope of building a new society where forgiveness, fraternity, reconciliation, peace, justice, freedom reign. Nicaragua advances on the path of hope of not giving up on your dreams of working together tirelessly for justice and fraternity. Advance Nicaragua in your passion because that is the only path of resurrection Advance Nicaragua! », He concluded.
After two years of not having the procession due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this Palm Sunday, thousands of parishioners together with Monsignor Álvarez accompanied the image of Jesús del Triunfo on his tour of the city of Matagalpa from the San Felipe de Molagüina towards the San Pedro Cathedral Church, where the blessing of the palms was performed and then the solemn mass.