The nurse was busy caring for patients in a small brick clinic when armed men ambushed the site and took her captive.
Since 1950, their number decreased with 20 per cent.
President Ortega's regime has already ordered the closure of nine Catholic radio stations and three Church-affiliated TV stations.
A judge sentenced 4 Catholic Nicaraguan priests and 2 seminarians to a 10-year prison term this past Monday.
The court of Managua found the Nicaraguan priest Oscar Benavidez Dávila guilty of “conspiracy.”
The man was later hospitalized while the statue was returned to the church, apparently undamaged by the incident.
This is not the first time the local regime has banned such services.
The police seized the car and recovered the stolen items.
The Diocese of Saltillo is currently governed pastorally by Bishop Hilario González García.