5 December in the afternoon, rev Mario Guevara, aged 59 vicar of Managua Cathedral, suffered a sulfuric acid attack when a 24 year old woman threw the acid on the priest’s face and body while he was in the cathedral hearing confessions.
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.