Happy Friday friends,
I’ve been on vacation this week and made a real effort not to check the daily bolletini, obsess over my inbox, or get drawn into the usual online madness of social media. I think I have mostly succeeded. I made less successful efforts to stay off my phone, but I still think I resisted more temptations than not.
Of course, things have kept on happening. So here’s a look at what I missed.
The Nicaraguan Diocese of Matagalpa announced early Friday morning that the National Police have raided the diocesan chancery, taking Bishop Rolando Álvarez into custody.
According to witnesses, police and paramilitary officers entered the chancery building at around 3:00 am, taking the bishop and others in the house to an undisclosed location, in a caravan of eight police vehicles.
Álvarez, along with several priests and laity, had been detained inside the chancery since Aug. 5, while the bishop was investigated by police for “inciting violence.” Álvarez, an…