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Cuban exile: Dear Pope Francis, find a way to embrace victims before embracing their torturers
The hope of Cubans at home and exiles is that Pope Francis finds a way to meet political prisoners and mothers and embrace their wives or relatives, who demonstrate every Sunday. The Cuban regime is "adhering" to the John Paul II’s advice to "open up to the world." A delegation of 200 Cubans and Cuban-Americans from Archdiocese of Miami arrive today in Cuba.
22/09/2015 VATICAN – CUBA
Pope in Cuba: "Families are not a problem," they are an opportunity to care for, protect and support
“Societies which are divided, broken, separated or rigidly uniform are a result of the breakup of family bonds”. Jesus begins his public life at a wedding, which he continues at other meals. For Jesus, breaking fast with others, and visiting different homes, are ways to spread God’s plans.
21/09/2015 VATICAN – CUBA
“The gaze of Jesus gives rise to missionary activity, service,” says pope
The Church does a lot despite the “shortage of churches and priests”. Citing Matthew, the pope goes on to say that “for all who have felt the gaze of Jesus, other people are no longer to be ‘lived off’, used and abused.” Instead, “Again and again we are called to learn from Jesus, who always sees what is most authentic in every person, which is the image of his Father.”
26/11/2016 11:38:00 CUBA - VATICAN
Fidel Castro, father of the Cuban revolution, has died
His body will be cremated today. He led the island for 50 years. In 2008 he passed the presidency to his brother Raul. He attempted to export the Marxist revolution to Latin America and Africa. Some economic and social achievements at home, along with a heavy oppression of human rights. The disappearance of myth after the fall of the USSR. The Catholic Church and the Popes, catalysts of a transformation on the island nation.
Pope in Cuba: Reconciliation among Cubans more important than ending embargo
Initial assessment of Pope’s visit to island. Boost in public image for Raul Castro government and a boost towards the end of the economic blockade by the United States; the Church hopes for greater freedom in press and education. The average Cuban is hoping for an improvement in poor living conditions. But the real issue is that "Cuba open itself to Cuba." The opinion of a Cuban Church figure, active in the field of human rights, who has asked to remain anonymous.
26/03/2012 VATICAN - CUBA
Pope: in Cuba true progress calls for respect for the spiritual dimension of man
On arrival in the Caribbean island, Benedict XVI acknowledges the improvement of the situation of the Church, but "many areas remain in which greater progress can and ought to be made, especially as regards the indispensable public contribution that religion is called to make in the life of society".
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