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Petition to Pope: Equal time for Cuba’s dissidents

Our good friends Giancarlo Sopo, Keith Fernandez, and Nicolas Jimenez get coverage of their petition to the Pope to give Cuba's dissidents equal time when he visits Cuba.

Via Fox News Latino:

Facebook Petition Urges Pope to Seek Equal Time with Cuban Dissidents

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On most days, Giancarlo Sopo, Nicolas Jiménez and Keith Fernández are polar opposites in matters regarding politics.

Fernández was a former assistant to U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL).  Sopo worked on Barack Obama’s presidential campaign in 2007 and Jiménez, who defines himself as a Libertarian, volunteers for non-profit organizations.

What the third generation Cuban-Americans do have in common is their plight to create awareness about human rights issues in Cuba before the eyes of the world.

The three men are on a mission to encourage Pope Benedict XVI to grant equal time to human rights activists in Cuba during his upcoming visit to the island this month.

Continue reading HERE.

4 comments to Petition to Pope: Equal time for Cuba’s dissidents

  • asombra

    “Thank you for your input. Your petition will be duly considered by the screening committee when and if it can get around to it, which may not be till after March 28th. There’s a big show to put on here, and we have our priorities. Do try to be realistic. One monkey (or three) don’t stop no show. Have a nice day.”

  • asombra

    Forgot the sign-off: "Your friendly RCC hierarchy. Like President Castro says, Vamos bien."

  • FreedomForCuba

    I suspect the Pope and his top associates are going to ignore all our requests regarding his trip to Cuba.

    Unfortunately the Pope and the rest of the RCC top hierarchy do not practice the gospel that they preach on a regular basis when it comes to Cuba.

    You cannot preach justice, human rights and equality and engage in a policy that legitimizes tyrants like the Castro brothers whose hands are so blood stained over the years with the suffering of their people.

    Something is very screwed up in this world we're living today when the top members of the RCC are willing to engage the Devil instead of fighting it.

  • asombra

    Look, like Archbishop Wenski says, we're not "on the ground." This means, of course, we're out to lunch--unlike Wenski, in his exalted Polish-American wisdom, which is much better suited to understand all things Cuban than our yappy Chihuahua logic.