» 11/26/2016, 11.38
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.
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".
29/03/2012 VATICAN - CUBA
The Pope blesses the future of Cuba and meets Fidel Castro
In his farewell address at the airport in Havana, Benedict XVI invites Cubans to overcome the "limitations" to the fundamental freedoms and the "restrictive economic measures" to make progress on the island. The urgency of the dialogue and the overcoming of "unmovable positions" and "one-sided points of view" to the bishops and the faithful he asks "enthusiasm" and "consistency" in evangelization. Fidel Castro delighted at the beatification of Mother Teresa and John Paul.
23/01/2004 TURKEY CUBA
Bartholomew I lands in Havana, while arrests of Christians continue
02/04/2012 VATICAN - CUBA
With Good Friday recognised as a holiday, Benedict XVI wins "small" victory
The Holy See welcomes the Cuban government's decision to make it easier for people to attend Good Friday celebrations. The Catholic Church seeks greater space and freedom on the island.
20/02/2008 CHINA - CUBA
Why China yes and Cuba no?
Both are dictatorships that do not respect human rights or even religious freedom, but their development has been very different, due to the Soviet origin of the Cuban model, to Fidel Castro's extremely long reign, and to his imprisonment in anti-American ideology. Beijing, and also Hanoi, have instead entered the global market and experienced great economic growth.
AsiaNews IS ALSO A MONTHLY!
AsiaNews monthly magazine (in Italian) is free.
2003 © All rights reserved - AsiaNews C.F. e P.Iva: 00889190153 - GLACOM®