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Nicaragua’s dictatorship sentences Bishop Rolando Álvarez to 26 years in prison
Posted on 02/11/2023 00:00 AM (EWTN News - Americas Catholic News)
ACI Prensa Staff, Feb 10, 2023 / 18:00 pm (CNA).
The Ortega regime sentenced the bishop on Friday, Feb. 10, to 26 years and four months in prison, accusing him of being a “traitor to the homeland.”
Why persecuted Nicaragua bishop turned down the chance to leave the country
Posted on 02/10/2023 20:45 PM (EWTN News - Americas Catholic News)
ACI Prensa Staff, Feb 10, 2023 / 14:45 pm (CNA).
Bishop Rolando Álvarez refused to leave Nicaragua along with the 222 political prisoners who were deported by the Daniel Ortega dictatorship Feb. 9.
UPDATED: Nicaragua deports more than 200 political prisoners to US, including Catholic priests
Posted on 02/9/2023 20:24 PM (EWTN News - Americas Catholic News)
Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Feb 9, 2023 / 14:24 pm (CNA).
The dictatorship of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega deported 222 political prisoners to Washington, D.C., Thursday.
Priest kidnapped in Haiti; captors demand ransom
Posted on 02/8/2023 22:00 PM (EWTN News - Americas Catholic News)
ACI Prensa Staff, Feb 8, 2023 / 16:00 pm (CNA).
The Claretian Missionaries’ Independent Delegation for the Antilles reported that on Feb. 7 one of its priests was kidnapped.
European bishops call for release of Nicaraguan bishop due to stand trial for conspiracy
Posted on 02/8/2023 21:25 PM (EWTN News - Americas Catholic News)
ACI Prensa Staff, Feb 8, 2023 / 15:25 pm (CNA).
The president of the European bishops’ conferences has demanded “the immediate release” of Bishop Rolando Álvarez of Matagalpa, Nicaragua.
Canadian man says hospital staff ‘pressured’ him to euthanize his wife
Posted on 02/7/2023 21:10 PM (EWTN News - Americas Catholic News)
Vancouver, Canada, Feb 7, 2023 / 15:10 pm (CNA).
The widower is sounding the alarm over what he says is a shocking and dangerous bias in the medical system toward the promotion of death.
Dictatorship in Nicaragua sentences seven more clergy and laity to 10 years in prison
Posted on 02/7/2023 20:50 PM (EWTN News - Americas Catholic News)
CNA Newsroom, Feb 7, 2023 / 14:50 pm (CNA).
The sentence consists of five years for the crime of “conspiracy to undermine national security and sovereignty” and five years for “spreading fake news.”
Mexican court rules against pro-family leader who called a trans woman legislator a man
Posted on 02/6/2023 21:15 PM (EWTN News - Americas Catholic News)
ACI Prensa Staff, Feb 6, 2023 / 15:15 pm (CNA).
The court ruled against the National Front for the Family and its president, Rodrigo Iván Cortés, for calling Salma Luévano, a “trans” congressional representative, a “man.”
Dictatorship in Nicaragua sentences priest critical of the regime to 10 years in prison
Posted on 02/6/2023 18:30 PM (EWTN News - Americas Catholic News)
CNA Newsroom, Feb 6, 2023 / 12:30 pm (CNA).
Father Óscar Danilo Benavidez Dávila was found guilty Jan. 16. State prosecution requested a sentence of eight years in prison; however, he was sentenced to 10 years.
3 dead, 20 injured after bus traveling to Our Lady of Guadalupe shrine in Mexico overturns
Posted on 02/6/2023 17:30 PM (EWTN News - Americas Catholic News)
CNA Newsroom, Feb 6, 2023 / 11:30 am (CNA).
The accident occurred Sunday on the Mexico-Puebla highway as the pilgrims were en route to the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City.