(ANSA) – VATICAN CITY, June 30 – The attack of the Nicaraguan regime of Daniel Ortega on the Catholic Church continues.
After the expulsion of the Apostolic Nuncio (the Pope’s ambassador) last March, and after threats from bishops and priests, Mother Teresa’s sisters are now also sent abroad. Monsignor Silvio José Páez, Auxiliary Bishop of Managua, declared: “I am very sad that the dictatorship forced the missionaries of charity in Teresa of Calcutta to leave the country. Nothing justifies depriving the poor of the patronage of alms. They are a testament to the loving service rendered by the sisters. God bless you.”
For the government led by Daniel Ortega and his wife Rosario Murillo, missionaries of philanthropy, in Managua since 1986, must leave the country because they did not respect the laws on “financing of terrorism and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.” This is the justification given by the Directorate General of Registration and Control of Non-Profit Organizations of the Ministry of Interior; The same reason many NGOs have been banned.
The Home Office adds, in the case of the Sisters of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, that the devotees are practicing activities for which they have not received a license from the Ministries of Family, Public Education and Health.
The decision of the Ortega government must be approved by Parliament. (Dealing).
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