Cardinal Peter Erdo (r) – Photo: MTI

Cardinal expresses solidarity with arrested Nicaraguan bishop

Cardinal Peter Erdo, the head of the Hungarian Catholic Church, has expressed his solidarity with the Catholic Church of Nicaragua and Rolando Alvarez, its bishop who has recently been arrested.

In a statement sent to MTI on Tuesday, Erdo said he had learned “with a deep shock” about the “serious attack and persecution” against the church in Nicaragua.

Hungarian Catholics will “pray for all of you and for peace in your country”, Erdo said.

Alvarez, a critic of the Nicaraguan government, has been arrested for “organising violent groups and inciting hatred against residents”.

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