St. Mother Teresa's Order is Forced to Leave Nicaragua but is Warmly Welcomed by the Bishop in their New Country of Residence - VIDEO
As reported by Catholic News World in June, the government revoked their legal status to work in the country in June.
St. Mother Teresa met with Daniel Ortega and welcomed them. Their work lasted nearly 40 years.
The Nicaraguan news agency La Prensa explained that the nuns went to Costa Rica, where the order already has a religious house.
Bishop Manuel Eugenio Salazar Mora, of the Diocese of Tilaran, in Costa Rica, posted a video of the arrival of the nuns.
#Nicaragua. Si es verdad que “el amor perfecto expulsa el temor” (1 Jn 4,18), también es verdad que el temor mezquino expulsa el amor. Solo corazones enfermos y mentes oscuras son capaces de expulsar el amor. Y expulsar el amor es rechazar a Dios. pic.twitter.com/GZOwZPw7ix— Silvio José Báez (@silviojbaez) July 7, 2022
Cardinal Leopoldo Brenes of Managua released a statement about the government’s expulsion:
“We deeply regret the pain of so many of our brothers and sisters who will no longer have the attention they received from the sisters,” he said.
The sisters had a nursery, a home for abused and abandoned girls and a home for the elderly in the archdiocese. They also administered a shelter for abandoned and abused teenagers in southwest Nicaragua, with education, also of trades to help them find work.
The Interior Ministry of Nicaragua, explained that their board of directors did not have sufficient Nicaraguan citizens. A recent law demands only 25 percent of the board of directors can be non-citizens.