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Despite Persecution, ‘The Church is Still Alive in Nicaragua,’ Priest Says

Maynor Valenzuela
Worshippers hold candles during an Easter vigil Mass at the Metropolitan Cathedral in Managua, Nicaragua, Saturday, April 8, 2023.

After 527 days in prison, Bishop Rolando Álvarez of Matagalpa was released and deported on Jan. 14 to Rome along with Bishop Isidoro Mora and other priests and seminarians.