These priests are Thomas Sergio Zamora Calderon, pastor of the church in Milagros in the Diocese of León and Sinanteca, and Father William Mora of the Church of Christ the King in the Archdiocese of Siuna.
By June of this year, Ortega’s dictatorship forced 77 Catholic priests, including Silvio Baez, vice bishop of the capital archdiocese of Managua, to leave the country and the Nicaraguan government’s diplomatic ties with the Vatican were officially “suspended.”
Ortega freezes the Catholic University of Central America’s bank account
Confronted with persecution and persecution of Catholic clergy by the Nicaraguan regime, Pope Francis called it a “brutal dictatorship” in an interview with Latin American media.
Ortega, part of a crackdown on efforts to protect the Church’s independence from secular authorities, issued another decision Wednesday aimed at limiting his presence in the life of Nicaraguan society: He froze the bank account of the Catholic University of Central America.
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