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Nicaragua’s Cardinal Brenes decries desecration of basilica by pro-Ortega paramilitary forces

July 11, 2018

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CWN Editor's Note: Cardinal Leopoldo Brenes and the apostolic nuncio were present at the Basilica of St. Sebastian in Diriamba when 200 masked paramilitary supporters of the Ortega regime raided the church, injuring a bishop and others. “We were attacked with a brutal force,” said Cardinal Brenes. “We have never seen anything like this in Nicaragua.”

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