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CRUX | Nicaragua’s bishops brave gunfire, stand tall in Advent message

Author: Inés San Martín | ROME BUREAU CHIEF | CRUX
Image: In this June 30, 2018 file photo, hundreds of thousands participate in a demonstration called the “March of the Flowers” remembering the children killed during the violence, in Managua, Nicaragua. (Credit: Alfredo Zuniga/AP.)

ROME – Amid violent persecution including Catholic bishops getting shot at, Nicaragua’s bishops’ conference is not holding back, insisting that the “tears of the people are the tears of God” in their Advent message.

“He walks among us and in solidarity with our suffering,” the prelates said in a message released on Sunday, marking the beginning of Advent, the four weeks of preparation leading to Christmas.

“In the death or disappearance of any human being, in their detention, in unfair imprisonment, in the forced exile of families, in the manipulation of conscience especially through some media outlets and social media that many times are promoters of fake news and division among the people, God himself has been denied,” they said.

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