Anti-regime bishop investigated in Nicaragua

Biskop Rolando Alvarez. Bild från 2018.
Bishop Rolando Alvarez. Picture from 2018.

Nicaraguan police have opened an investigation against one of the bishops of the Catholic Church in the country. The police accuse the Church and Bishop Rolando Álvarez of inciting violence and wanting to destabilise the country.

Álvarez, a critic of President Daniel Ortega, has since Thursday, together with several parishioners, both priests and private individuals, been prevented from leaving the bishop's residence …