Most horrific sight of the week: Pope Che back in Castrogonia

Here we go again!

Once is not enough.  Twice is not enough either.

This is the third time the current occupant of the See of Peter and Vicar of Christ has met with one of the cruelest and most despicable dictators on earth.

His Holiness spent two hours in King Raul’s realm, at the airport in Havana.  He was there to talk to the Patriarch of Moscow about Catholic/Orthodox relations, but King Raul horned in on the meeting and claimed his share of attention.

Healing a thousand-year rift between the two oldest Christian churches in the world was not achieved at that two-hour tarmac synod.

Surprise, surprise, surprise!  Imagine that.  Two whole hours and no results, after a mere millennium of hostility.

One must suppose that the last attempt at reconciliation in 1438 was not part of the conversation, for that one didn’t work out to well.

Aaaah… but such a perfect photo and video opportunity for the King!  See it all for yourself HERE.

Did either of these clerics discuss the history of the airport at which they met?  Were they aware of the fact that over a million Cuban families have been torn apart at that very location, or that hundreds of thousands of Cubans caught their last sight of loved ones at that very spot?

Were they aware of the fact that their host was responsible for destroying the unity of all those Cuban families?  And if so, did it matter at all to them?

I have very vivid memories of that airport, and they’re among the most painful and haunting of all my memories.  If I’m honest with myself, I have to admit that I’ve been coping with that pain ever since that day I was strip-searched and locked up in that glass-enclosed fishbowl (La pecera) where I and my brother spent hours staring at our parents, grandparents, uncles, and aunts, unable to talk to them through the thick glass enclosure, knowing that we might never see any of them again.

As it turned out, we never saw most of them again, including our father and our grandparents.

Multiply the experience by thousands, tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands.

It all happened there, at that same spot.  There is no monument there to bring attention to that crime against humanity, nothing that identifies that spot as a disgraceful blot on the landscape.

Aaaaah…. but who cares?  The papally-blessed normalization circus was in high gear today.

From the one and only scurrilous Daily Mail (bad news should be restricted to bottom-feeding news media):

Pope Francis arrives in Cuba for historic meeting with Russian Orthodox Patriarch

Pope Francis has met with the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, looking to heal a 1,000-year-old rift in Christianity before embarking on a five-day tour of Mexico.

The pope’s jet set down at Havana’s Jose Marti International Airport, where the two-hour meeting with Patriarch Kirill was held.

The 79-year-old pontiff, in his white robes, stepped off an Alitalia plane after a 12-hour flight and shook hands with Cuban President Raul Castro on the tarmac.

Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill embraced and kissed one another three times on the cheek as they met in a wood-paneled VIP room at the Havana airport.

It is the first meeting between the leaders of Christianity’s two biggest churches since a 1054 schism that helped to shape modern Europe and the Middle East.

Continue reading HERE, especially if you long to be nauseous.

Don’t you just love that joker, King Raul?

 

5 thoughts on “Most horrific sight of the week: Pope Che back in Castrogonia”

  1. Of course, the pope had to be South American. As usual, we can really rely on our dear, dear “Lateeno” brothers and sisters to feel our pain. Good thing is that this meeting didn’t get that much attention in the MSM. By the way, isn’t the Greek Orthodox Church a more authentic church? I understand that this Russian Pope is sort of like the Russian version of Jaime Ortega, in other words, under the dictator’s thumb. In his case, under Putin’s thumb.

  2. The Russian guy is a shifty operator and looks it, and if Bergoglio can’t see that, he’s too stupid to be pope. What chance is there to work out something valuable and useful with someone who’s best buds with a ghoulish KGB goon like Putin? However, I’m sure Bergoglio is NOT that stupid, and that this ridiculous charade is either just for show (and media attention) or worse. The mere fact of holding something so potentially delicate and significant in an airport in Cuba is not only senseless but incredibly bad taste, and having a totalitarian despot be part of the proceedings is downright grotesque.

    Once again, this pope has flagrantly and grievously insulted the Cuban people, and scandalized those of them who are practicing Catholics. The latter happens to be a serious sin, especially when committed by the titular Vicar of Christ and chief prelate of the Catholic Church. Apparently, we’re expected to accept this like mindless cretins, just like the pope’s extraordinarily accommodating cordiality toward Cuba’s current and former dictators. In other words, the pope has shown greater respect for the Castro brothers than for their millions of victims, past and present. And we’re supposed to give him the benefit of the doubt when he keeps spitting in our faces? Uh, NO.

  3. I could tell Kirill was bad news, but it’s much worse than I thought. According to data from Soviet archives, Kirill was a KGB agent (as was his predecessor as patriarch, Alexei II). This means he was not just an informer–he was an active officer of the KGB. Neither Kirill nor Alexei ever acknowledged or apologized for their KGB ties. And get this: Kirill’s personal wealth was estimated by the Moscow News in 2006 to be $4 billion. No wonder he can afford a $30,000 watch.

    The pope must know all of this, yet he has publicly embraced Kirill as a “brother.” Brother in what? Do tell.

  4. Ay, Dios mio! Maybe the Cuban bon vivant Cardinal Ortega should establish a “special” friendship with Kirill. They seem to be cut from the same cloth. Men of the cloth, sure….. some cloth!

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