Mormons Complete Pull-out from Nicaragua



HAVANA TIMES – The Mormon Church announced on Monday that it is pulling out its remaining missionaries in Nicaragua due to the prolonged violence in the Central American country.

The remaining 158 missionaries working in Nicaragua to convert people to the Salt Lake City, Utah based religion will be sent to North and South American and other countries, said a church spokesman.   

“Those missionaries are being moved to temporary assignments in North America, South America, the Caribbean and New Zealand,” said Daniel Woodruff, spokesman for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “Most of these missionaries have already left the country. All others awaiting travel are in a safe location and will arrive in their new assignments in the next several days.”

Two weeks ago the Mormon Church announced it was transferring 169 of its 327 missionaries out of Nicaragua due to the political unrest.  Now the remaining 158 are being pulled out.