Skip to comments.Cardinal, Nuncio and Bishop Attacked by Mob in Nicaragua
Posted on 07/13/2018 8:33:20 PM PDT by marshmallow
Bishop Silvio Jose Baez tweeted pictures of his injuries and prayed for those who attacked him
Nicaraguan bishops and clergy were attacked by armed groups aligned with the government on July 9 as violence in the Central American country escalated and affected the Catholic Church, which has provided humanitarian assistance in its parishes and has tried to diffuse a worsening political crisis through dialogue.
Cardinal Leopoldo Brenes Solorzano of Managua and his auxiliary, Bishop Silvio Jose Baez, and Archbishop Waldemar Stanislaw Sommertag, the apostolic nuncio, were among clergy from Managua pummeled as they attempted to protect St Sebastian Basilica in the city of Diriamba from an incursion by a pro-government mob. Bishop Baez and at least one other priest were injured. Journalists also were attacked and had cameras and other equipment stolen.
The bishops and clergy also tried to free anti-government protesters inside the church as masked individuals and mobs outside chanted murderers at the prelates. Pro-government media, meanwhile, accused the Church of allowing weapons to be stored inside its properties.
I was injured, punched in the stomach, they took my episcopal symbols away from me, and verbally attacked me, Bishop Baez tweeted, along with a picture of a gash on his arm and blood-stained habit. Im OK, thank God. The basilica is free and so are those who were inside.
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Pope Francis has spent the last 5+ years fawning over Latin American Marxists with whom he has a strong affinity. As Dr Phil would say, “How’s that working for you?”
“mobs outside chanted murderers at the prelates.”
It’s demonic, for sure. Scary stuff. If the prelates are following the example of Pope John Paul II and praying authentically, then the prelates will defeat the mob. Otherwise, the mob will grow.
Communists dictators and their thugs will not go quietly into the night. Someone will have to shove them out at the point of a gun or just kill the bastards.
Nicaragua, El Salvador, Bolivia, Venezuela, Cuba. They are still in power. It’s going to get bloody but if the people of those countries want freedom, they are going to have to fight (dirty) for it, and take damned few prisoners, if any.
Communism is a cancer. You can’t leave any cells left alive because it will metastasize and kill again.
Another workers paradise.
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