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Residences of priests canceled in Nicaragua

Since September 2020, the Nicaraguan government has been pressuring Catholic priests by canceling their residences and/or preventing them from returning to the country. The Franciscan priest José Lemus Aguilar, parish priest of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, of the diocese of Matagalpa, traveled to El Salvador, however, in February he could not return to

Christian leaders and temples, targets of violence in Venezuela

Venezuela has been the scene of violent incidents that were targeted at Christian leaders and places of worship. Multiple religious leaders have been killed and robberies have been occurring in the last months. Brother Luigi Manganiello, the headmaster of the La Salle religious institute died on January 6th as a result of the injuries he

Nicaraguan Catholic Church raises money anonymously out of fear of reprisals

Cardinal Leopold José Brenes announced that a total of $61,836.65 and C$1,454,305.58 córdobas was raised for victims of hurricanes Eta and Iota that struck Nicaragua between November 3rd and 16th. Official figures indicate that 3 million people were exposed to the effects of both hurricanes, approximately 46% of the population. And that, the damages and

Religious services shut down or interrupted in Cuba

In October 2020, Religious Freedom for Cuba reported that the Jehovah Shalom Church in East Holguin has been shut down. According to the organization the pastors Uberney Aguilar and Yalina Proenza have received threats from the Government and Communist Party officials at least 6 times. The threats demanded them to stop their work for the

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