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Cuba’s communist party boasts of its excellent relationship with the Vatican

There is something disturbingly wrong when the Cuban dictatorship, an entity responsible for the murders of thousands, the imprisonment of hundreds of thousands, and the enslavement of millions, is boasting about its excellent relationship with the Vatican.

An excerpt via El Nuevo Herald (my translation):

Cuban Communist Party highlights 'excellent' ties with Vatican
http://media.elnuevoherald.com/smedia/2012/03/10/12/15/1mDWmw.Em.84.JPG

HAVANA - The governing Communist Party of Cuba emphasized this Saturday the "excellent" state of relations between the island and the Vatican, in anticipation of the visit to the country that will take place March 26 through the 28th by Pope Benedict XVI.

"Classified as excellent, the ties between both states were strengthened by trips made by (then) president Fidel Castro Ruz in 1996 to the Holy See," and to Cuba by "Pope John Paul II in 1998," said the official newspaper Granma in a report about the Vatican.

The newspaper of the Communist Party highlighted that Cuba "was one of the first" countries in Latin America to establish "diplomatic relations" with the Vatican "on July 7, 1935," and that those links have been maintained "since then without interruption."

"Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, Vatican Secretary of State, was the first foreign dignitary received" by Raul Castro "after being elected president" of Cuba "in February of 2008," substituting his sick brother Fidel Castro, said Granma.

In his first tour of Spanish speaking nations in Latin America -- he visited Brazil in May of 2007 -- the Pope will arrive in Santiago de Cuba from Mexico on Monday, March 26th, where he will be received by Raul Castro at the airport according to the visit schedule.

3 comments to Cuba’s communist party boasts of its excellent relationship with the Vatican

  • FreedomForCuba

    "There is something disturbingly wrong when the Cuban dictatorship, an entity responsible for the murders of thousands, the imprisonment of hundreds of thousands, and the enslavement of millions, is boasting about its excellent relationship with the Vatican."

    Sorry Alberto,

    The issue here is that there is something very wrong with the RCC's top hierarchy when they decide to embrace evil tyrants while ignoring the plight of the victims of those tyrants.

  • asombra

    A much better relationship than the Vatican's with “those people,” but you know how they are. What matters is that someone like Cardinal Bertone can be assured of a warm welcome in Havana, especially after he condemns the US embargo yet again, and some Polish curate in Miami can act as a Cuba expert and basically tell “those people” they don’t know shit from shinola. It’s all so uplifting and inspirational, no? Cubans are SO lucky—just look at the evidence: it speaks for itself.

  • FreedomForCuba

    Yes indeed, Cubans getting screwed by both the Devil (Fidel Castro) and the Roman Catholic Church top hierarchy acting on the Devil's behalf.

    Some days you wonder it'll ever be any justice to all this insanity...