1 October, 2022

Expel from Nicaragua a 18 nuns of the order "Mother Teresa of Calcutta"

The nuns were escorted by police to the border and crossed on foot into neighboring Costa Rica after being forced to disband the group and close their charities..

Editorial Dept. Voz de la Diaspora

Nicaragua – The nuns of the Missionaries of Charity order, founded by Mother Teresa of Calcutta, after 30 years of service left Nicaragua after the government of Daniel Ortega closed their association along with other charitable and civil organizations.

The nuns were escorted by police to the border and crossed on foot into neighboring Costa Rica after being forced to disband the group and close their charities..

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According to the Nicaraguan authorities, the Missionaries of Charity were not accredited by the Ministry of the Family to function as a nursery, child development center or girls' home or nursing home, nor did they have permission from the Ministry of Education to carry out learning reinforcement.

“If it is true that “perfect love expels fear” (1 Jn 4,18), it is also true that petty fear expels love. Only sick hearts and dark minds are capable of expelling love. And to expel love is to reject God.". It was the reaction on social networks of the Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Managua, Nicaragua Silvio Jose Baez.

He added “It makes me very sad that the dictatorship has forced the Sisters. Missionaries of Charity of Teresa of Calcutta to leave the country. Nothing Justifies Depriving the Poor of Charity Care. I am a witness to the loving service rendered by the sisters. God bless you".

Received by the Catholic Church of Costa Rica

The Episcopal Conference of Costa Rica expressed solidarity with the missionaries of charity who were expelled by Ortega from Nicaragua. “We receive them with all the love they deserve for their service and dedication to God and the Church.. Son 18 religious sisters who will be passing through our country, which were expelled by the Government of Nicaragua”, indicated the Diocese of Tilarán Liberia in their social networks.

His organization is one of the last to have been closed down in the framework of President Daniel Ortega's offensive against his opponents.. The Catholic Church has openly denounced human rights violations in Nicaragua.