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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."http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5iWdsZbP9WZCUXRIqz1L0yON86cxg?docId=9f8a38471a0a436a816c36aaa2e63fa8