Bishops see pro-Ortega 'terrorism' behind church attacks in Nicaragua.
What was left of the image called the Blood of Christ, sculpted 380 years ago and venerated by Catholics in Nicaragua. It was placed in the chapel of the Cathedral of Managua, and was attacked with a Molotov cocktail July 31, 2020. (Credit: Twitter Father Edwin Roman.)
ROSARIO, Argentina – Against the backdrop of deep tensions between Nicaragua’s bishops and the socialist government of President Daniel Ortega and his wife, Vice President Rosario Murillo, three Catholic churches in the country have been attacked in the last three weeks, building upon a long-standing pattern of churches being targets.
While government officials have described the incidents as isolated and blamed conditions inside churches for any damage caused, Catholic leaders insist the attacks were “premeditated” and part of a campaign of “terrorism” directed by pro-Ortega forces.Continue Reading …Bishops see pro-Ortega 'terrorism' behind church attacks in Nicaragua