Nicaragua    BISHOP RELATES LAWLESSNESS TO LACK OF FAITH
Bishop Leopoldo Brenes of Matagalpa, Nicaragua, has decried a recent outbreak of violence in his diocese, and called upon law-enforcement officials to make a new drive against crime.
    Bishop Brenes argued that the crime wave, which has already caused several deaths, reflects a crisis of morality-- which in turn suggests a crisis of faith. He attributed the violence to "the absence of the Lord from our homes."
   
    Catholic World News 1:14pm 9/6/99
 
         


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