U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops demands Cuba’s removal from terror list while Catholics on the island are persecuted

Pope Francis with the leadership of the USCCB.

The communist Castro dictatorship’s persecution of Catholics in Cuba, including priests, has dramatically increased over the past few years. However, that detail is not deterring the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops from advocating on behalf of the atheistic and murderous regime in Havana.

In a letter to Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, the USCCB is calling for the terror-sponsoring Castro dictatorship to be taken off the list of State Sponsors of Terror without nary a mention of the regime’s continual persecution of Catholics in Cuba.

Via Diario de Cuba (my translation):

Despite the regime’s harassment of priests and faithful of the Catholic Church in Cuba, and the U.S. Government keeping it on the list of countries that violate religious freedom, the Conference of Catholic Bishops of that country seems more interested in aligning with Havana’s victim narrative than in the situation of Catholic leaders and believers on the Island.

This was demonstrated on Tuesday in a letter addressed to the U.S. Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, in which they demanded that the Cuban regime be removed from the list of State Sponsors of Terrorism compiled by the State Department.

The letter, signed by the president of the Committee on Justice and Peace of said Conference, Bishop Elias Zaidan, was published by Cuba’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MINREX) and the official portal Cubadebate.

This is certainly not the view of Catholic priests and laity, who suffer religious persecution in communist Cuba, but is certainly in line with the views of Pope Francis (Papa Che).

4 thoughts on “U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops demands Cuba’s removal from terror list while Catholics on the island are persecuted”

  1. Given the pope’s track record on Cuba, this is not surprising, though it is completely inappropriate, meaning they have ZERO business addressing this issue. Where is the Cuban input? Don’t ask.

    It’s very simple: anything wanted by Castro, Inc. for its benefit is NOT a good thing. Thus, anyone who promotes or supports such a thing is, in effect, complicit with Castro, Inc. and, therefore, complicit with evil.

  2. The Catholic Church always seems to be on the wrong side. During our War of Independence, they sided with the Spanish Crown, now during our 65 yearlong nightmare, they side with the tyrannical regime. The Church literally has blood on its hands, less we forget the two brothers who ran into the Vatican embassy in Havana and were kicked out by the embassy only to be executed, or how Monsignor Sacchi the Vatican nuncio to Cuba used to cut sugarcane in solidarity with the regime or how this disgusting South American pope turned his head the other way when a Cuban dissident approached him only to be pummeled by the Cuban State Police as his popemobile sped away and he said nothing. He’s a genuinely evil man.

    • He is a true believer in the wrong doctrine but convinced he’s in the right, so he just does his thing and dismisses opposition as ignorance, fanaticism or worse. Regarding Cuba, he is not concerned about causing scandal, despite Christ’s explicit prohibition of that. He is, basically, a heretic.

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