The ongoing effort to silence dissenting voices in Nicaragua keeps on targeting the Catholic Church.
Just one verse each day.
The Diocese of Matagalpa announced early Friday morning that the Nicaraguan National Police had raided the diocesan chancery, taking Bishop Rolando Álvarez and his companions into custody. A few hours later, the police reported that the bishop remains in resguardo domiciliar, that is, under police custody but in a residence belonging to his family in Managua.
The police report also claims that the raiding of the curia house took place after “patiently and prudently waiting, for days for a positive communication from the Matagualpa Diocese, which never arrived.” It also adds that, as “destabilizing and defiant actions kept on happening, the intervention was necessary to preserve the peace.”