A videographer is seen in the Blood of Christ Chapel at the Metropolitan Cathedral in Managua, Nicaragua, July 31, 2020, after was it destroyed in an arson attack. (CNS photo/Oswaldo Rivas, Reuters)
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David Agren - Catholic News ServiceAugust 03, 2020
A still-unidentified assailant entered the cathedral's Blood of Christ chapel and threw an explosive device. Flames engulfed the chapel, severely charring a 382-year old image of the crucified Christ.
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David Agren - Catholic News ServiceJuly 15, 2020
In Spain where a trial is being held to determine the guilt for the 1989 deaths of the Salvadoran martyrs, an expert witness has said that the killings were "premeditated" and that there was a widespread campaign to discredit the Catholic church prior to the murders.
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David Agren - Catholic News ServiceJuly 02, 2020
Mexico's bishops are calling for civil authorities to "make all possible efforts" to assist the people economically and medically during the pandemic.
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David Agren - Catholic News ServiceJune 02, 2020
The Catholic Church in Mexico is stepping up efforts to assist people who are suffering from the Coronavirus, poverty, and other social assistance issues.
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David Agren - Catholic News ServiceMarch 02, 2020
Father Ernesto Cardenal, the Nicaraguan poet and revolutionary whose political work earned him a public admonishment from St. John Paul II, died March 1 in the Nicaraguan capital of Managua. He was 95.
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David Agren - Catholic News ServiceFebruary 11, 2020
Over the weekend of Feb. 8-9, the government ordered military and police to surround the legislative building, and on Feb. 9, the military forced its way into congressional chambers in a show of force.
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David Agren - Catholic News ServiceNovember 22, 2019
On Nov. 21, Ortega supporters tried to enter St. John the Baptist Parish in Masaya, south of Managua, the capital, forcing churchgoers to barricade the doors with pews.
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David Agren - Catholic News ServiceSeptember 16, 2019
In a statement issued after meeting on September 9-11, the Catholic bishops of Central America and southern Mexico issued a call for everyone to better care for the needs of migrants.
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David Agren - Catholic News ServiceMay 15, 2018
A crackdown on drug cartels, started 11 years ago, has claimed more than 200,000 lives and left more than 30,000 people missing.
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David Agren - Catholic News ServiceMay 14, 2018
At least six armed individuals entered the shelter in the early morning hours of May 6 and stole some of the migrants' meager possessions, including cash, cellphones and ID cards.