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Nicaragua released twelve Catholic priests


Nicaragua has released 12 Catholic priests and sent them to Rome following negotiations with the Holy See. The clergy had been held as political prisoners in a country that severely persecutes critics of the regime.


The Nicaraguan government announced Wednesday that the priests were released after “productive talks” with the Vatican and flown to Rome, The Associated Press reported, quoting President Daniel Ortega’s government as saying that the move displayed “the permanent will and commitment to find solutions.”

Matteo Bruni, the director of the press office for the Holy See, noted they would be accommodated in facilities belonging to the Diocese of Rome in Italy, according to Vatican News.

Cardinal Leopoldo Brenes, a high-ranking church official in Nicaragua, has not yet commented on the development, the newswire noted.


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