From our Bureau of Praiseworthy Quixotic Gestures
They knew that their protest would have no impact on Papa Che or Trucutú, but they jumped various hurdles and managed to obtain permission for it..
Loosely translated from El Nacional
A group of Cubans protested this Tuesday in Rome, Italy against the meeting between Pope Francis and the President of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel.
Wrapped in the Cuban flag and to the rhythm of the country’s music, the opponents of the communist regime shouted slogans against political repression, forced exile and the Vatican’s legitimization of the Díaz-Canel government, reported Efe.
The Pope and Díaz-Canel spoke for 40 minutes in the office adjacent to the Paul VI classroom, where major events are held in the Vatican, according to Vatican sources. The president of Cuba arrived accompanied by his wife, Lis Cuesta Peraza.