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Pope Francis on Friday called Nicaraguan dictator Daniel Ortega unbalanced, comparing his regime to the communist-Hitlerist dictatorships of the last century.
In an interview with the Argentinian agency Infobae, the Pope reacted harshly to the imprisonment of Rolando Alvarez, bishop of the Nicaragua city of Matagalpa, and Ortega’s insult to the Catholic Church a few days ago.
“Although I respect it, I can’t help thinking about the imbalance of the director. [Daniel Ortega]There is a very serious and capable bishop in prison. He wanted to testify, but he did not accept asylum,” Pope Francis said.
“It is outside of what we experience, as if it brought about the communist dictatorship of 1917 or the Hitler dictatorship of 1935, and it brings the same thing here. ..”
Pope Francis on Nicaraguan Government
Just last week, a UN panel of experts released a report on Nicaragua, accusing the Ortega government of committing crimes against humanity and comparing its human rights abuses to those of German dictator Adolf Hitler.
“They kind of dictatorship To use the rude or cute distinction from Argentina, galangasGuarangas (blasphemy, vulgarity, lack of courtesy),” Pope Francis pointed out.