The ‘Church of Ortega’ Is Now the Only One Permitted in Nicaragua

The ‘Church of Ortega’ Is Now the Only One Permitted in Nicaragua
An image of Bishop Rolando Alvarez is pinned to the robe of a statue of Jesus at the Cathedral in Matagalpa, Nicaragua, Aug. 19, 2022 (AP photo by Inti Ocon).

The Nicaraguan regime has a new target. Not content with jailing leading opposition figures, the regime has now taken aim at the Catholic Church. The message, it seems, is that there is room for only one church in this majority-Catholic country: the one that worships President Daniel Ortega and Vice President Rosario Murillo.

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