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Nicaragua: Pope Prayers for Victims of Violence

‘I join the Bishops in asking that the violence cease, the useless shedding of blood be avoided and the questions opened be resolved peacefully and with a sense of responsibility.’

“I’m concerned about what’s happening these days in Nicaragua, where clashes broke out following a social protest, which also caused some victims,”  Pope Francis said April 22, 2018, after praying the Regina Coeli with the crowds in St. Peter’s Square. “I express my closeness in prayer to that country, and I join the Bishops in asking that the violence cease, the useless shedding of blood be avoided and the questions opened be resolved peacefully and with a sense of responsibility.”

News reports on the 22nd pegged the death toll from clashes between government forces and anti-government protestors at more than two dozen.

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