AMERICA/NICARAGUA - "Living charity and a people-based economy", the voice of the Church on the feast of Pentecost

Monday, 1 June 2020 human rights   coronavirus   evangelization   solidarity  


León (Agenzia Fides) - "We must understand from the Lord that it is necessary to have charity, to be more detached, that it is necessary to transform the mentality that we had before, we must renew a mentality in which the most important thing is not the economy itself but the economy based on people ... This is why today we renew the gifts of the Holy Spirit, especially in these times when we feel overwhelmed, defeated", this is what Mgr. René Sándigo, Bishop of the diocese of León, Nicaragua, said on the feast of the Pentecost celebrated yesterday in the Cathedral of his diocese.
The Bishop stressed that "as a society, we must improve and return to God with sincerity, maturity, with perseverance. These gifts must enrich us".
The Church in Nicaragua has guided the faithful in these very difficult times. Two days ago, the Justice and Peace Commission of the Archdiocese of Managua published a message to motivate the celebration of Pentecost, in which it reads: "With the people of God we look towards the uncertain future that looms over our country, both in the economic and in the health field. The distrust of the population towards the health system is clear, it is better to stay at home. On the other hand, people suffer from the excessive increase in the prices of basic services (electricity, water drinking water) and fuel prices".
Nicaragua is the only country in Central America that has not declared an official quarantine. Political tension between the government and the opposition has taken the place of the health emergency, which to date has resulted in 800 cases and 35 deaths, according to official figures. (CE) (Agenzia Fides, 1/6/2020)