Rosario Murillo threatens Monsignor Álvarez with jail, accuses him of “crime against spirituality”

Rosario Murillo accused Monsignor Rolando Álvarez of committing “crimes against spirituality”

Rosario Murillo Zambrana, who usurps the vice presidency of Nicaragua, threatened Monsignor Rolando Álvarez with jail, who remains detained inside the episcopal house of the Diocese of Matagalpa.

Since Wednesday morning, a strong deployment of agents of the Sanctioned Sandinista Police have kept the Matagalpa curia under siege, preventing the departure of Monsignor Rolando Alvarezwho has responded to the regime’s attack with fasting and prayer.

“These are days to take into account that in this blessed homeland there are also laws, you cannot, you should not break the laws, much less commit crimes, because provoking, flaunting impunity is a crime, especially when what is provoked it is discord, debauchery, we are not for that,” Murillo said without hesitation.

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In his hate speech given to the official Canal 4, Rosario Murillo He added that in Nicaragua “there are laws. You cannot sow hatred or discord, on the contrary, we have to work in peace, with love, without hate, without malice, without bitterness and without poison,” he said, clearly alluding to the calls of Monsignor Rolando Álvarez, who has asked the parishioner pray for peace.

“Sins against spirituality”

Although he did not mention specific names, Murillo made reference to the fact that the threats are directed at Monsignor Rolando Alvarez, who has rebuked the Police for the siege and the persecution they carry out against him.

“When you lose respect for yourself, or respect for the other person, for the community, for the family, for symbols that, as we have said, are sacred, sacred symbols of our beliefs that are also sacred, when respect is lost, they are in a total loss of self-respect and the person becomes objectified, becomes a thing and what is gained, on the contrary, everything is lost and what is gained is the rejection of the person who provokes and the growing rejection of what everything that we have known throughout our lives, as institutions that deserve respect”, declared the esoteric first lady.

“And generating discredit to those institutions that deserve respect, it is also a crime, it is a sin against spirituality, that’s how we see each other,” threatened Murillo, who apparently has already defined the crime for which Monsignor Rolando Álvarez could be “imprisoned ”.

He added that Nicaragua is preparing to live “the good life, without buffoonery, the life that is struggle, vigor, that is love, that is honor and life is not dishonored,” he said.

In his midday speech, Murillo, who has maintained a frontal attack against the Catholic Church, bishops and priests since 2018, also called the cardinal arrogant.

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“What corresponds to human beings on this plane is to build, not destroy, much less destroy each other or pretend to do so because that time has passed, or destroy oneself in those outbursts of fury that only vanity or pride can explain,” he concluded.

Catholic media censorship

On August 1, the regime of Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo, through the Nicaraguan Institute of Telecommunications and Post Office, (TELCOR) issued a notice of closure for six Catholic radio stations in the Diocese of Matagalpa, for allegedly “operating” in “illegal way”.

The telecommunications governing body closed Radio Hermanos, Radio Nuestra Señora de Lourdes de Dalia, Radio Nuestra Señora de Fátima from Rancho Grande, Radio Allens from San Dionisio, Radio Monte Carmelo from Río Blanco and Radio San José Matiguás.

“We want to inform you that today, August 1 of this year, we have received a letter from Mrs. Nahima Janet Díaz Flores, general director of the Nicaraguan Institute of Telecommunications and Posts, TELCOR, informing us of the closure of radio Hermanos arguing that since August 30, January of the year 2003 we do not have the current qualifying title” indicates the communiqué of the Diocese of Matagalpa.

Radio San José Matiguás was also canceled “for more than 17 years we have proclaimed the good news of Christ Jesus,” they say in a statement.

In its statement, the Diocese announced that it will continue to “report and denounce any situation that, like this one, continues to violate freedom of expression and religion in Nicaragua.”

Likewise, the religious point out that all the documentation is at the disposal of TELCOR, and that it was presented and delivered to the former director of said entity in 2016 by Bishop Rolando Álvarez.

In May, the Catholic Channel of Nicaragua, owned by the Nicaraguan Episcopal Conference (CEN), Tv Merced, owned by the Diocese of Matagalpa, and Tv San José, owned by the Diocese of Estelí, where Álvarez is administrator, were censored. apostolic.

Since 2018, the dictatorship has been taken for granted and closed the editorial office of Confidencial, the 100% News Channel and last year they attacked the newspaper La Prensa and in June of this year they took Trinchera de la Noticia.

Rosario Murillo threatens Monsignor Álvarez with jail, accuses him of “crime against spirituality”