CV NEWS FEED // Although 17 members of the Catholic clergy imprisoned in Nicaragua were recently released and exiled to Rome, the dictatorship of Daniel Ortega in Nicaragua has continued to target the Catholic Church, a report from Vatican News reveals.
According to the report, on January 16 the Nicaraguan government canceled the legal status of 16 non-governmental organizations (NGOs), ten of which are either Catholic or Evangelical.
Applying increasingly-restrictive norms, the Ministry of the Interior announced that the non-governmental organizations “have been outlawed for failing to comply with the regulations governing them and for hindering the oversight and surveillance operations provided by the authorities.”
The government has also announced that “all movable and immovable property of the NGOs will be transferred to the State.”
Since 2018, when nation-wide protests against the Sandinista government erupted, Ortega’s regime has canceled major official Catholic relief organizations, especially those run by the bishops across the country.