sabato 20 agosto 2022

Vatican still silent after detention of Nicaraguan bishop

(Inés San Martín, Crux)
After the news became public that the government of Nicaragua unlawfully imprisoned Bishop Rolando Alvarez in the early hours of Aug. 19, the Vatican has continued to keep silent on the situation. Despite the request from several journalists, the Holy See’s press office did not issue a statement on the arrest of Matagalpa’s bishop. Alvarez, known for being a critic of President Daniel Ortega and his wife, Vice President Rosario Murillo, was first prevented from leaving his diocesan offices in early August, when several police patrol cars surrounded the building. Early on Friday, at least eight patrol cars were deployed to remove the bishop to Nicaragua’s capital, where he was placed under arrest in his family home. (...)