As the crackdown against the Catholic Church in Nicaragua continues, President Daniel Ortega’s regime declares the Jesuit religious order illegal and orders the confiscation of all its assets.
Despite worldwide protests and condemnation, the Sandinista regime’s crackdown against the Catholic Church and opposition continues unabated.
Jesuit-run UCA confiscated and Jesuits evicted from their residence.
The measures have sparked strong reactions from Jesuit worldwide, including the Superior General of the order, Father Arturo de Sosa, SJ.
Among them Bishop Rolando Álvarez of Matagalpa, who is serving 26 six years in prison for high treason, undermining national integrity and spreading false news.
Nicaragua has outlawed or closed more than 3,000 civic groups and non-governmental organizations.
In May, the government ordered the Nicaraguan Red Cross shut down, accusing it of “attacks on peace and stability” during anti-government demonstrations in 2018. »