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Nicaraguan bishops say candid talks will address tensions with government

Catholic World News - May 21, 2014

The Catholic bishops of Nicaragua have entered into talks with President Daniel Ortega, saying that it is best to acknowledge tensions and seek to resolve them.

Talks between the bishops and the government leadership began on May 21. The sessions were scheduled to address Church-state tensions, which recently prompted one bishop to charge that the Ortega government has mounted a “devious persecution” of the Church.

“We cannot pretend nothing happened, ignore the situation, or look the other way, but we must confront each other,” Bishop Baez Ortega, an auxiliary of the Managua archdiocese who doubles as the secretary of the Nicaraguan bishops’ conference, told the Fides news service.

In keeping with a policy of open discussion, the bishops said that they would provide a full public account of their talks with Ortega.

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