NICARAGUA – Nicaraguan Bishop Laments Death of Teen During Anti-Government Protests

Catholic News Agency | Sept. 27, 2018

.- Bishop Rolando José Álvarez Lagos of Matagalpa has called for an end to the deaths in the country occurring during protests against the government of Daniel Ortega after the death of 16-year-old Matt Andrés Romero, who died Sept. 23 during an anti-government demonstration.

“We mourn the death. We mourn one more death. It grieves our soul, the death of the young man, of the boy, Matt Andrés Romero. Our prayers for his family. Our love and solidarity with them. We continue to insist: not one more death, please,” Bishop Álvarez wrote on Twitter Sept. 25.

Romero died during the “We are all the voice of the political prisoners” march in Managua, where he was mortally wounded by a gunshot.

With Romero’s decease, the number of deaths has risen to 323 since the protests began April 18 and include 23 children and adolescents, according to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.