Pope voices worry over bishop's detention in Nicaragua

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Pope Francis has voiced worry about the situation in Nicaragua where police detained several Roman Catholic clergy including a bishop critical of president Daniel Ortega's administration calling for open and sincere dialog it was Francis first public comment on the rate of the mataga bishop's residence Ortega's government arrested dozens of opposition leaders last year including 7 presidential candidates The detention of the bishop and an unknown number of priests came amid worsening tensions between the church and the government increasingly intolerant of dissent In March Nicaragua expelled the papal nuncio the Vatican's top diplomat in the country The government has shot 8 mataga province radio stations 7 of them run by the Catholic Church I'm Walter ratliff

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