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In 5 Years the Church in Nicaragua Has Suffered More Than 500 Attacks, 90 in 2023 Alone

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

The attacks by the dictatorship include unjustly sentencing Bishop Rolando Álvarez to 26 years and four months in prison, expelling 32 religious from the country, confiscating seven Church-owned buildings, and shutting down various media.