Castro dictatorship spokesperson and Cuban Archbishop, Cardinal Jaime Ortega y Alamino, will be visiting Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska (yes, Omaha) to receive an honorary law degree and talk to the students and faculty about life in Cuba. No doubt, the Cardinal will tell them how the embargo makes it difficult for him to import some of the great wines produced in California for the wine and cheese parties they throw for Raul Castro.
Catholic Cardinal from Cuba to speak in Omaha and receive honors from Creighton University
OMAHA, Neb. — A Catholic cardinal from Cuba will speak in Omaha about what life is like on the communist island.
Havana Cardinal Jaime Ortega has served as archbishop in Cuba for nearly 30 years. He will speak on Creighton University’s campus at 4:30 p.m. on May 12.
Ortega helped bring the Pope to Cuba in 1998, and he has helped secure the prison release of a number of pro-democracy journalists and dissidents. He is only the second Cuban to become a cardinal.
The speech is free but seating will at Creighton’s Harper Center is limited, so the university is encouraging people to register online beforehand at http://cardinalortega.eventbrite.com.
Ortega will also receive an honorary law degree at Creighton’s commencement ceremony on May 14.