There Nicaraguan Catholic Church he hopes the dialogue will help solve the country’s problems as it has done in the past, the cardinal said on Friday Leopoldo Brenesafter the dad francisco harshly criticize the daniel ortega diet.
“I think it’s very difficult to say when the dialogue starts, when it ends. I always think that the dialogue and the work that we have to do is like this drop of water: the drop of water, I say always, do not break the stone by force, but by perseverance,” he told the news agency. AFP Cardinal Brenes, Archbishop of Managua.
“In Nicaragua we had very difficult situations in the 1980s and no one thought we could solve them.“, he indicated after the celebration of the Way of the Cross in the premises of the Managua Cathedral.
In the 1980s, dialogue helped end the armed conflict which pitted the then left-wing Sandinista Front government against the right-wing rebels of the “contras” that the United States sponsored.
The Nicaraguan cardinal’s statements come the same day Pope Francis hit out hard in an interview with GlobeLiveMedia against the Ortega regime, which he called “crude dictatorship”.
“With great respect, I have no choice but to think of an imbalance in the person leadingsaid Francisco, referring to Ortega, in power since 2007 and successively re-elected in disputed elections.
“It’s something that is outside of what we live, it’s as if it brings the dictatorship the Communists of 1917 or the Hitlerites of 35, bring the same here (…) They are a type of crude dictatorships”, added the Holy Father.
In this regard, the Archbishop of Managua assured that: “He expressed the feelings of pain, of sadness that can arise in situations that can arise in countries, but he is always the messenger of peace, the messenger of reconciliation”.
“And above all, as he told us the last time, we have to keep talking. He says dialogue should never be cut because it is only through dialogue that problems are solved“, held.
The Ortega-Murillo dictatorship promotes a series of actions against opponents whom it accuses of having attempted a coup in 2018, when a social and political crisis occurred with massive demonstrations and clashes between dissidents and government supporters who have claimed dozens of victims and hundreds of victims. detained.
The former guerrilla accused the Leaders of the Catholic Church To commit “financial crimesand assured that “there, they have a lawsuit right now in the Vatican, for the way they have embezzled millions, because they have always manipulated millions”.
Since 2021, Daniel Ortega has been promoting the toughening of laws to sanction the external financing of opponents and arrested over 200 political, business and religious leaders, including the Bishop of Matagalpa, Roland Alvarez.
In February, the Sandinista dictatorship freed and expelled to the United States 220 opponents, who have lost their nationality. The bishop refused to travel with the group of those released and a court sentenced him to 26 years in prison for undermining national integrity and other charges.
(With information from AFP and EFE)