From the AP:
Francis is the third pontiff to visit Cuba in 17 years — a remarkable record for any country, much less one with such a small observantly Catholic community. Like the last two popes to visit Cuba, Francis has no meetings with dissidents.
An estimated 60 percent of Cuba’s 11 million people are baptized Catholic, the Church says, but fewer than 5 percent attend church, and a majority of Cubans are believed to follow Afro-Cuban religions.
“I mean…MORE POPES have recently visited Cuba–a nation with many more crypto-voodooists than Catholics– than have visited MEXICO! (with 97 million Catholics!) …CAN WE TALK?!
So in fact, the Popes’ motivation for visiting Cuba is no different from Beyonce’s, Conan O’Brien’s, Jack Nicholson’s, Oliver Stone’s, Penn’s, etc. etc. blah..blah..blah….
Just like Beyonce, Conan, etc….blah..blah the Popes get plenty of press and get to poke Uncle Sam in the eye. Recent Cuba-visiting Popes are no ‘freakin different from all those other publicity-hounding celebrity popinjays we love to bash here at Babalu…Asi que no JODAN!