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Daniel Ortega Has Support of Catholic Cardinal in Re-Election
« on: August 19, 2011, 07:15:48 AM »
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    Religion debate raised anew in Nicaragua campaign

    By FILADELFO ALEMAN, Associated Press – 5 hours ago

    MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Religious processions and chants have become common at the re-election campaign rallies of leftist Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, who is highlighting his Christianity in his bid for re-election.

    The image put forth by Ortega's Sandinista Party has dismayed Roman Catholic Church officials, who say the leader's spirituality is a ploy to deceive Nicaraguans who will elect a president in November.

    "It's legal, legal, legal," Ortega said at a recent rally when addressing criticism that he is running a campaign tinged with religion. "No one can ban us from using the word Christian. No one. The Vatican hasn't said a word about it."

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    Daniel Ortega Has Support of Catholic Cardinal in Re-Election
    « Reply #1 on: August 19, 2011, 08:38:33 PM »
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