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USCCB asks for prayers for Nicaragua bishop

The U.S. Bishops' Conference issued a statement on the situation of Nicaraguan Bishop Rolando Alvarez of Matagalpa.

Paloma López Campos-July 13, 2023-Reading time: < 1 minute

Nicaraguan Bishop Rolando Álvarez (Photo by OSV News / Maynor Valenzuela, Reuters)

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has issued a press release speaking about the bishop of Nicaragua Rolando Álvarez of Matagalpa.

In the release, the chairman of the USCCB's Committee for International Justice and Peace, Bishop David J. Malloy, cited the injustice of Bishop Alvarez's detention. Malloy encouraged "the United States and the international community to continue to pray for the bishop and advocate for his release."

The committee chairman also praised the recently published ruling of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, which calls for the immediate release of the Nicaraguan bishop. On the other hand, Malloy pointed out that "the consensus of the international community is clear: the continued imprisonment of Monsignor Alvarez is unjust and must end as soon as possible".

To conclude the note, the bishop turned to the intercession of the Immaculate Conception, patroness of Nicaragua and the United States, so that "she may enlighten the hearts of all those responsible, and that her maternal mantle may protect the Church in Nicaragua".

The rector of the New Jersey cathedral called the faithful to pray the Holy Rosary for Nicaragua and the imprisoned bishop (OSV News photo / courtesy Damaris Rostran).
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