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Roman Vatican Ambassador Leaves Nicaragua



Religious activities have been harassed by the Ortega government.

Religious activities have been harassed by the Ortega government.

Nicaragua’s Vatican envoy Marcel Diouf left the country on Friday, closing the diplomatic mission, news portal Vatican News reported on Saturday. Holy throne.

“Yesterday, March 17, the acting ambassador, Monsignor Marcel Diouf, left the country and moved to Costa Rica,” the paper reported.

He added, “The closure of the Holy See’s diplomatic headquarters occurred as a result of a request from the government of Nicaragua on March 10.”

“Under the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, the custody of the Holy See and its assets [en Managua] entrusted to the Italian Republic,” he explained.

Diplomatic ties between Managua and the Vatican were on the brink of severing last Sunday, when Nicaragua’s foreign ministry said in a statement that a “suspension of diplomatic ties” with the European nation had been proposed.

The statement comes after Pope Francis, in an interview with Argentinian portal Infobae, described the government of the Central American country headed by socialist president Daniel Ortega as a “rude dictatorship”, with the president suffering from “imbalance”. It was delivered a few days later. .

During the interview, the Argentine pope also referred to him without mentioning Nicaragua’s bishop Rolando Alvarez, who was sentenced in February to 26 years in prison for charges including “undermining the integrity of the nation.” rice field.

The 56-year-old bishop of Matagalpa has been in custody on conspiracy charges since August, and 222 dissenters accused of being “traitors to the motherland” have been released, exiled from the country and forced into the United States. refused repatriation.

Meanwhile, the Pope’s statement comes days after the Central American government decided to close two universities linked to the Catholic Church.

Source: Diario.Elmundo

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