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Charter jets and repression

While the Miami Archdiocese of the Catholic Church is busy chartering jets to carry pilgrims to Cuba for the Pope's visit later this month, Christians on the island are being beaten, harassed, persecuted, prevented from attending church, and imprisoned.

Is there are correlation between these two news items? Of course not.

It only says that while Cuban Christians are being beaten, harassed, persecuted, prevented from attending church, and imprisoned as part of the Castro dictatorship's preparations for the Papal visit, the Miami Archdiocese is concentrating their resources on chartering jets for their wonderful trip to Cuba.

1 comment to Charter jets and repression

  • asombra

    If Wenski gets enough takers for this pilgrimage business, whose fault is that? He's not forcing anybody. He can just say "These people want to do this; it's perfectly legal, and they have the right to choose." Besides, the Cuban-American community as a whole, regardless of religious affiliation, is anything but rigorous when it comes to controlling how much it winds up helping Castro, Inc. The longstanding relajo only escalates, as more new arrivals from the island join in. Wenski is perfectly aware of that. Again, who's more responsible here? Wenski has no Cuban blood, and only so much can be expected of him. The paying "pilgrims," on the other hand, are a rather different matter.