Daniel Ortega. | Credit: Flickr de la OEA (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Nicaragua Government Revokes Jesuits' Legal Status, Confiscates All Their Assets

Aug 24, 2023

The government of President Daniel Ortega in Nicaragua on Wednesday revoked the legal personhood of the Society of Jesus and ordered the transfer of all its assets to the state. 

Residents of Ngbam, Benue state, Nigeria, on April 8, 2023, the day after gunmen killed at least 43 people and injured another 40. | Courtesy of Justice, Development, and Peace Commission

Nigeria among Countries with Religious Freedom Violations Ignored by U.S.: Hearing

Jul 19, 2023

Religious liberty advocates in a hearing on Tuesday shared details with members of Congress on the dire state of religious freedom in countries around the world. 

Exiled Nicaraguan Bishop Says President Ortega’s Attacks are "a sign of desperation"

Apr 18, 2023

Auxiliary Bishop Silvio Báez of Managua, Nicaragua, who is living in exile in the United States, responded to new verbal attacks by Nicaraguan dictator Daniel Ortega saying they are signs of the weakness and desperation of the president of the Central American country.


Abandoned at the Border: Priest Tells How he was Expelled from Nicaragua During Holy Week

Apr 11, 2023

Father Donaciano Alarcón, a Claretian missionary expelled from Nicaragua by the dictatorship, described how the authorities leveled unfounded accusations against him, took him to the border with Honduras, and abandoned him to his fate.

The Vatican flag and the dome of St. Peter's Basilica. | Credit: Bohumil Petrik/ACI

The Last Diplomat from the Vatican Leaves Nicaragua

Mar 20, 2023

The Holy See reported on Saturday that the Vatican’s diplomatic headquarters in Nicaragua was forced to close.

The faithful in Nicaragua participate in a pilgrimage in support of the bishops, July 28, 2018. | Photo credit: Javier Ruiz / Facebook Archdiocese of Managua

Nicaragua to Close Vatican Embassy in Managua, Nicaraguan Embassy to Holy See

Mar 13, 2023

The president of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega, has ordered the closing of the Vatican embassy in Managua and the Nicaraguan embassy to the Holy See in Rome, according to Reuters.

Pope Francis prays in St. Peter's Square on March 8, 2023. | Vatican Media

Pope Francis Says Imprisonment of Nicaraguan Bishop Reminds him of Hitler’s Dictatorship

Mar 10, 2023

Pope Francis called Nicaragua’s Daniel Ortega “unstable” and likened Nicaragua’s Sandinista government to Nazi Germany in an interview published Friday.

Pope Francis (left); Bishop Rolando Álvarez (right) / Vatican Media; Diocese of Matagalpa

After Bishop’s 26-Year Sentencing Pope Francis Asks Virgin Mary to Intercede for Nicaragua

Feb 12, 2023

“The news from Nicaragua has grieved me a great deal,” the pope said.

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Ortega Dictatorship Expels a Another Religious Congregation from Nicaragua

Sep 22, 2022

The dictatorship of President Daniel Ortega in Nicaragua has expelled the Religious Sisters of the Cross, thus continuing its attacks against the Catholic Church in Nicaragua.

Pope John Paul II prays in Managua's cathedral before ending his visit to Nicaragua on Feb. 7, 1996. Photo by RODRIGO ARANGUA/AFP via Getty Images

St. John Paul II’s "dark night" in Nicaragua

Aug 27, 2022

When then Pope John Paul II’s plane landed in Nicaragua on March 4, 1983, the authorities were waiting, including Daniel Ortega, who with his wife, Rosario Murillo, now lead the country’s current dictatorship.

Bishop Eugenio Salazar Mora kneels before the superior of the Missionaries of Charity expelled from Nicaragua on July 6, 2022. Credit: Facebook / Video capture

Missionaries of Charity Sisters Expelled from Nicaragua Received in Costa Rica

Jul 12, 2022

Bishop Eugenio Salazar Mora of Tilarán-Liberia in Costa Rica greeted the nuns one by one and knelt as he greeted their superior.

Missionaries of Charity leave Nicaragua on July 6, 2022. Credit: P. Sunil Kumar Adugula

Missionaries of Charity Expelled from Nicaragua

Jul 7, 2022

The action is the latest in religious persecutions that have escalated there in the last four years.

Missionaries of Charity. Credit: Willuconquer (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Missionaries of Charity among Nongovernmental Entities Ordered to Shut Down in Nicaragua

Jun 30, 2022

The order to shut down the sisters and 100 other nongovernmental organizations was requested by a Sandinista legislator in a June 22 letter.

Archbishop Fortunatus Nwachukwu, appointed as the representative of the Holy See to the United Nations and Specialized Institutions in Geneva. Credit: Antilles Episcopal Conference - AEC/Facebook

Nigerian-born Apostolic Nuncio Appointed Holy See Permanent Observer to UN in Geneva

Dec 20, 2021

Pope Francis has appointed Archbishop Fortunatus Nwachukwu, a member of the Clergy of Nigeria’s Aba Diocese, as the representative of the Holy See to the United Nations and Specialized Institutions in Geneva.

Pope Francis waves from his window overlooking St. Peter’s Square during an Angelus address. Credit: Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Urges Catholics to Follow ‘God’s Logic’

Aug 2, 2020

Pope Francis urged Catholics Sunday to follow “God’s logic” by taking responsibility for the welfare of others.