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Nicaragua: Catholicism

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 285193, tabled on 2 September 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Nicaraguan counterpart on reports of harassment of the Catholic Church in that country.

Answered on

5 September 2019

‚ÄčThe United Kingdom is aware of reports of harassment of the Catholic Church in Nicaragua, and has been very clear with the Nicaraguan Government that they must take responsibility for ending the current violence and protecting human rights.

We continue to follow developments closely, including through contacts with EU and US partners and local stakeholders in the country. We will continue to raise our concerns with the Nicaraguan Government at every opportunity.