Nicaragua: Bishops Cancel Pilgrimage But Local Mayor Is Promoting It Anyway

How ironic! Good for the mayor of Granada. Nicaragua has only five cases of coronavirus.

CNA: Local media in Nicaragua are reporting that despite the nation’s bishops’ conference suspending Mass and prohibiting large gatherings, the mayor of Granada is going ahead with an annual pilgrimage that the bishops had canceled.

For more than 150 years, Catholics in Nicaragua have venerated an image of Jesus del Rescate (Jesus of the Rescue) in Popoyuapa, near the city of Rivas. The image represents the crowning of thorns and the flogging of Christ. More here.