We thank God and our Mother the Blessed Virgin Mary, hear our prayers, as well as priests, Catholics and people of good will to join during these days to our prayers to the God of Mercy.
We come together at this time to his beloved mother, child and family, expressing our closeness in prayer.
We thank the Lord Governor of Texas, Greg Abbott and members of the Court of Appeals of Texas, to hear many voices calling for those facing the death penalty, which now makes no sense, as has been well expressed by Pope Francisco and my brothers of the Episcopal Bishops Conference of the United States.
Hopefully many voices will continue to raise in defense, promotion and respect of life, against unfair and subtle laws that condemn to death innocent unheard and no opportunity to defend themselves, being in the sacred womb of their mothers.
We will continue to pray that you will listen, will review the case of Bernardo and act with justice.
From our Archbishop's Curia 26 August 2015
Cardinal Leopoldo José Brenes Solórzano
Archbishop of Managua
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All about Bernardo Aban Tercero's case here