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Pope Francis without filter against Daniel Ortega’s ‘disrespectful dictatorship’ in Nicaragua



Pope Francis has described the government of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega as a “disrespectful dictatorship” after being sentenced to 26 years and four months in prison by the bishop of Nicaragua.

“Respectfully, I can’t help but think. The imbalance of the conductor (Daniel Ortega). There is a very serious and capable bishop in prison. He wanted to testify, but he didn’t accept asylum,” Francis told the Argentine portal Infobae from his residence in Santa Marta, Vatican City, on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of his inauguration.

Nicaragua’s bishop Rolando Alvarez, highly critical of the Ortega government, was convicted on February 10 of the charges deemed guilty and sentenced to 26 years and 4 months in prison. “Treason” In the midst of the crisis the Central American country is experiencing.

“They are kind of a rude dictatorship”

Monsignor Alvarez, along with 222 other released Nicaraguan political opponents, refused to board a plane bound for the United States, arousing the ire of dictator Daniel Ortega. “. .

“It’s something outside of what we’re experiencing, as if it brought the communist dictatorship of 1917 or the Hitler dictatorship of 1935, and it brings the same thing here… They are kind of rude dictators. Or, to use a beautiful distinction with Argentina, the Guarangas’ confirmed the supreme authority of the Catholic Church.

On February 21, the president of Nicaragua described the church as a “mafia” and denounced it as undemocratic because it does not allow Catholics to elect popes, cardinals, bishops and priests by direct ballot.

Pope wants ‘regime change’ in Venezuela

During the conversation, Francisco was also asked about the political situation in Venezuela, confirming his confidence that a regime change could occur.

“I think so. I never close the door on possible solutions. On the contrary, I promote it, ”signed the Supreme Holiness.

Pope Francis, 86, will mark his 10th anniversary of taking command of the Catholic Church next Monday.The period will be more transparent and effective, not without opposition from the Vatican’s most conservatives. In order to

Source: Biobiochile

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