The Vatican (Tuesday, July 3, 2018, Gaudium Press) While violent protests against President Daniel Ortega continue in Nicaragua, Pope Francis has encouraged the process of democratic dialogue.
Wounded and death on both sides is escalating
During the Angelus, on July 1, 2018, the Holy Father said: “Renewing my prayer for the beloved people of Nicaragua, I wish to unite myself to the efforts underway by the country’s bishops and many persons of good will, in their role of mediation and witness for the current process of national dialogue on the path of democracy.”
The Pontiff already hoped for dialogue on April 22, when he said: “I express my closeness in prayer to that country, and I join the Bishops in calling for the ceasing of all violence, so that the useless spilling of blood is avoided and so that the open questions are resolved peacefully and with a sense of responsibility. “