Quote of the day

A message to Pope Benedict XVI from Cuban independent journalist and former prisoner of conscience Jose Daniel Ferrer Garcia (via Pedazos de la Isla):

“I’d tell the Pope not to forget during his visit to our country that he is visiting a nation in which communism, MarxistLeninism, has left behind devastating destruction. That he make a denouncement himself because of this and that, in his homilies, he remember that we Cubans live without freedom, without rights, and that repression against the people is worse every time. I also would remind him that many Cubans will not be able to attend his Mass because the political police already has them detained in inhumane conditions in police units, or they are surrounded in their homes. A large number of these Cubans are devout Catholics and the dictatorship is violating their rights. We wish that Pope Benedict XVI will have this present in his mind during his stay in Cuba.”