Monsignor Báez cries out to the entire Church and to the world: "Do not abandon us!"

Monsignor Báez cries out to the entire Church and to the world: “Do not abandon us!”

The auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Managua, Monsignor Silvio José Báez, called on the Church to look towards Nicaragua in the face of the religious persecution of which the priests, bishops, the parishioners and the Nicaraguan people are victims. In a message posted on his Twitter account, the cardinal begged for prayers, closeness and denunciation of the repressive acts of the dictatorship of Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo.

“I condemn the cowardly and vile persecution of the Nicaraguan dictatorship against the Catholic Church. The Church of the whole world must turn its eyes towards my country. We need the prayer, closeness and denunciation of the whole Church. I beg you from the bottom of my heart: Do not abandon us! », Monsignor Báez wrote on his social network profile.

The priest Sebastián López, parish priest of Santa Lucía in Ciudad Darío, department of Matagalpa, officiated the morning mass this Tuesday, August 16, in the atrium of the Church he administers, in the face of the police siege. The officials of the dictatorship stationed themselves outside the religious temple and prevented the parishioners from entering the parish to participate in the mass scheduled for this morning.

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The attack of the dictatorship against the Church includes the imprisonment of three priests: Monsignor Leonardo Urbina, Father Manuel Salvador García and Father Óscar Benavidez, the latter was arrested on August 14, as confirmed by the Diocese of Siuna.

the bishop of the Diocese of MatagalpaMonsignor Rolando Álvarez, celebrates today, August 16, 13 days locked up in the Episcopal Curia. The dictatorship of Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo ordered him to be held in the episcopal seat of the city indefinitely. The sanctioned Police maintains a fence of officers on the outskirts of the Curia, preventing their pastoral work and violating the constitutional right to free movement.

The regime also ordered the closure of a dozen Church and independent radio and television channels in its furious delirium to silence any glimmer of dissident voice that does not respond to the interests of the Ortega Murillo family.

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