Notre Dame’s president John Jenkins sounds a timely warning about the threat to human rights fundamental freedoms and religious liberty in Nicaragua

Sep 4, 2023 | News

Notre Dame’s president John Jenkins writes, “In Nicaragua, Catholicism is being extinguished… In response, the United States imposed economic sanctions. Five hundred of the regime’s officials, including Ortega and his wife, Vice President Rosario Murillo, have been declared persona non grata. But the repressions continue. Ortega’s attempt to extinguish Catholicism in Nicaragua merits world condemnation on a much larger, and louder, scale. As the president of a Catholic university, I am especially eager to rally university leaders in opposition to this persecution. But leaders from all walks of life should be condemning Ortega in the harshest terms. His regime should be isolated as an international pariah for trying to `disappear’ Catholicism, freedom of worship and free speech.

Lord David Alton

For 18 years David Alton was a Member of the House of Commons and today he is an Independent Crossbench Life Peer in the UK House of Lords.

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