The Bishops and the Nuncio rush to Masaya to stop a new massacre

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The church bells of the city of Masaya in Nicaraguarang without stopping, not to warn of the arrival of death squads, form-ed by police and paramilitaries, but this time with a reason for hope: the arrival of some members of the Episcopal Conference and of the Apostolic Nuncio who on June 25, after learning that Masaya had been attacked once again at 5 am, arrived almost immediately on the spot, to stop the massacre. It was very risky, but seeing the Bishops march down the street, the whole population came out of their houses and joined them. All together, in silence, made the police move away from the streets hastily. After greeting the people, the Bishops made a short procession with the Blessed Sacrament together with the clergy of Managua and Masaya. Then the Bishops went to the police station from where the attacks on civilians were ordered, commanded by Commissioner Ramón Avellán, accused by the population of being responsible for the massacres in recent weeks. After more than an hour, Cardinal Leopoldo Brenes, Archbishop of Managua, wanted to inform the population: “Commissioner Avellán has committed himself to stop all violence, I told him that if this does not happen, I will call him later.”

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