It seems Papa Che’s most lasting legacy will be his shameful silence as leftist dictatorships violently oppressed, imprisoned, and murdered his flock in Latin America. The Lord have mercy on us.
Pope Francis’ Silence On The Abuses Of Nicaragua’s Socialist Regime Is Shameful
Pope Francis has been active in social, political, and economic issues for the last few years. Recently, he visited Canada and apologized to the indigenous people of the North American country for what he called their “cultural destruction and forced assimilation”; at the same time, his criticisms to what he calls “capitalist globalization,” something he considers a “system of death,” have also been loud.
However, after weeks of abuses in Nicaragua against members of the Church he represents by the socialist Ortega regime, his silence has been deafening.
During the last few weeks, the Ortega regime has been in constant persecution against different priests after Monsignor Rolando Alvarez of the diocese of Matagalpa was arrested.
The persecution against the Catholic Church in Nicaragua started to escalate in 2018 when bishops, priests, and followers of the Church were attacked for their active role in that year’s protests; after thousands of citizens took to the streets to protest the terrible economic conditions in the Central American nation and the lack of freedoms.
Since then, Ortega’s dictatorial regime and his wife Rosario Murillo have formally declared war on the Catholic Church authorities. Just in the first days of August, they ordered the closure of seven radio stations of the religious community. After Rolando Álvarez, they arrested two more fellow priests, making a total of three priests detained in the last few weeks.
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