Pope Francis: "The weapons of the Holy See are dialogue and diplomacy"

Pope Francis: “The weapons of the Holy See are dialogue and diplomacy”

In an interview with the Spanish newspaper ABC, pope francis He reiterated his position of dialogue regarding regimes such as the Nicaraguan or the Venezuelan.

«The Holy See always tries to save the peoples. His weapon is dialogue and diplomacy,” said the Supreme Pontiff when asked why he does not speak more forcefully in the face of the situation that Nicaragua and Venezuela are going through.

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Francisco, who turned 87 this weekend, said that the Vatican “does not leave alone” from any country, but rather “expels him”; in what seems to be a veiled allusion to the tensions between the Apostolic Palace and the dictatorship of Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo.

«The Holy See never goes alone. She is expelled. She always tries to save diplomatic relations and saves what can be saved with patience and dialogue, “said the top leader of Catholics.

Prosecution of Monsignor Álvarez

Francisco’s words about the dialogue come when it was confirmed this week that the Ortega regime has decided to prosecute the Bishop of Matagalpa, Monsignor Rolando Álvarez, on charges of “treason” and “spreading false news.”

The images showed Bishop Álvarez alone in the courtroom of the Managua Courts, visibly deteriorated and without his episcopal insignia.

“What the Nicaraguan dictatorship is doing against my brother bishop, Bishop Rolando J. Álvarez, is a crime. Outraging him they condemn themselves. Roland, you are not alone! We are with you, we pray for you and we demand your freedom. God is with you, who does not abandon his prophets, “wrote the auxiliary bishop of Managua, Monsignor Silvio José Báez, on his Twitter account.

Questioned about the situation in Nicaragua at a press conference after his visit to Kazakhstan last September, the Pope stated that he had not been able to maintain communication with Bishop Rolando Álvarez.

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