El padre Ángel Andrés, the cowardly priest
I suppose it would be too much to ask, that he request an end to violent repressive acts against the peaceful marching Las Damas de Blanco; but no, instead he asks them not to wear white in his church. Shameful.
The article, in Spanish is at Diario de Cuba : (my translation)
Father Ángel Andrés, Church San Fulgencio, of Gibara, Holguin, asked the ladies in white, who attend the temple Sunday to leave the color that identifies them when they go to mass, reported CIHPRESS.
In a contradictory sermon that called for tolerance and said that the Catholic Church does not judge intentions but facts, the priest seemed to point out the behavior of women as a cause of "divisions" and "resentment".
"Already some time these sisters come dressed in white. I will ask these sisters, who know they have the doors of this house open to pray, to pray as of today (...) that don't come dressed in white (...), because when things have already become an intentionality, a symbol which has political connotations, they begin to create unrest. "Upset you, their families, discomfort with all us", said father Angel Andrés, according to an audio posted by CIHPRESS, who did not specify which day is the sermon.
Meanwhile, 36 women were arrested Sunday, many of them beaten in Matanzas, Santiago de Cuba, and Santa Clara.
In Matanzas, a local leader of the Damas de Blanco, Caridad Burunate, suffered an "Act of repudiation" of several hours outside her home, in which mobs mobilized by the regime threw stones, eggs, tar and broke windows, as reported by Iván Hernández Carrillo on Twitter.
In Santiago de Cuba, the Patriotic Union of Cuba (UNPACU) denounced the arrest of 12 of its members in an assault by special forces to a House of opponents.
According to José Daniel Ferrer, one of the leaders of the UNPACU, the regime's attackers broke the door of the House and beat its occupants.
Capitol Hill Cubans has more on Sunday's arrests.