|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