Archbishop of Boston silent on human rights during visit to Cuba and meetings with the dictatorship

Despite the human rights atrocities that have taken place in Cuba in just the last few months, Cardinal Sean Patrick O’Malley, the Archbishop of Boston, didn’t find it a worthy subject to discuss during his visit to communist Cuba. Instead of coming to the defense of the Cuban people and Cuban Catholics, Cardinal O’Malley gave the murderous communist regime lots of photo and propaganda opportunities.

Via the AP in the Boston Globe:

Boston cardinal meets Cuban leader on visit to Havana

The Roman Catholic archbishop of Boston, Cardinal Sean Patrick O’Malley, met with Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel on Thursday and visited a Cuban COVID-19 vaccine laboratory at a time of tense relations between the U.S. and Cuba.

Cuban state media published images of the meeting, but gave no details on what had been discussed, though a battery of senior Cuban officials attended, including Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez, the Communist Party’s ideology chief and the head of the Foreign Ministry’s office of U.S. affairs.

The cardinal made no public comments on politics. Cuba so far has been disappointed in its hopes for a more relaxed relationship with the United State under President Joe Biden following former President Donald Trump’s policy of severely tightening the U.S. embargoes of the island.

O’Malley’s visit to the Center of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology followed a Wednesday evening Mass in honor of Cuba’s patron saint, the Virgin of Charity.

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1 thought on “Archbishop of Boston silent on human rights during visit to Cuba and meetings with the dictatorship”

  1. What is the point of this visit? If he was not prepared to address the needs and suffering of ordinary Cubans, he should not have gone–especially knowing, as he must unless he’s a fool, that any such visit will be used by the regime for cosmetic PR/propaganda purposes. Of course, the same thing applied on a much bigger scale to Bergoglio’s papal visit, and he went anyway. Talk about insensitivity and disrespect.

    Besides, if Castro, Inc. could ignore John Paul II completely, why on earth would it even begin to listen to anything some Irish guy from Boston would say? But look at the cardinal in his plain monk’s habit without a hint of red or gold. Is that humility or what? Or is it largely a costume for effect? Disgusting.

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