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Nicaraguan Church leaders call out Ortega regime for human rights abuses

ROME – Since a social uprising began in Nicaragua in May of last year, the government of President Daniel Ortega and his wife, Vice President Rosario Murillo, has called the local bishops coup organizers and even locked priests and the faithful in their parish churches.

This weekend, another priest was held for more than 12 hours of questioning by the authorities.

But far from being frightened, one bishop upped the ante this weekend, saying that the Catholic Church “has always seen the coffin of its persecutors pass by.”

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