The pastoral center of the Diocese of Matagalpa in central Nicaragua, whose bishop is currently in Rome to inform the pope of the situation in his country, was attacked by men armed with machetes on June 26.
The Christians of Nicaragua live in a country that is in crisis and are continuously exposed to violence from the government. According to estimates from Christian Solidarity International, more than one hundred people have lost their lives so far in Nicaragua.
In April 2018, the head of state, Daniel Ortega announced reforms to the national pension scheme —even before they had been passed into law. His actions resulted in a series of protest demonstrations throughout the country.