GLOBAL – Jesuits call for cessation of violence, call for Justice in Nicaragua

Amid the civil unrest and government repression in Nicaragua, the Universidad Centroamericana (UCA), Nicaragua, the Jesuit University in the capital city of Managua, experienced an attack by para-police early in the morning of Sunday, May 27. Father José Alberto Idiáquez SJ, Rector of the Central American University (whose campus has already been subject to violence and terror several times) has also been under serious threats against his life. Statements have been issued by Fr. Roberto Jaramillo SJ, president of the Jesuit Conference of Latin America, the Association of Jesuit Latin American Universities (AUSJAL), and the Provincial of the Jesuits’ Central American Province who issued a joint statement with the presidents of the Loyola Institute and UCA, Nicaragua. Read more…