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Church vs. Totalitarianism: What’s Changed — and What Hasn’t?

Moises Castillo
Most recently, Bishop Rolando Álvarez of Matagalpa, who refused to leave the country and remains behind bars, has emerged as the most powerful, if silent, witness to the sufferings of the voiceless.

NEWS ANALYSIS: Pope Francis sparked a furor when he urged Chinese Catholics to be ‘good citizens,’ but experts say the Church, by its very nature, remains a thorn in the side of contemporary totalitarian regimes from China to Nicaragua.