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Nicaragua suspends Vatican ties after Pope says Ortega regime recalls Nazis, Communists

March 13, 2023

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CWN Editor's Note: In a recent interview with the Argentine website Infobae, Pope Francis spoke about the 26-year prison sentence for Nicaraguan Bishop Rolando Álvarez.

“It is something out of line with reality; it is as if we were bringing back the Communist dictatorship of 1917 or the Hitler dictatorship of 1935,” the Pope said. “They are a type of vulgar dictatorships ... With much respect, I have no choice but to think that the person who leads [Daniel Ortega] is unstable.”

In response, the Nicaraguan government has closed its embassy at the Vatican, as well as the Vatican embassy in Nicaragua, Reuters reported.

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