Police force their way into chancery and abduct bishop in Nicaragua

CNA, David Ramos: Nicaraguan police forced their way into the residence of Bishop Rolando Álvarez Friday morning and abducted the prelate, an outspoken critic of the regime of President Daniel Ortega, who had been held there under house arrest for the last two weeks.

Álvarez, the bishop of the Diocese of Matagalpa, and several priests, seminarians, and laymen were forcibly confined to the chancery on August 4, and have been prohibited from receiving food and medicine. Report is here.