Skip to comments.Cuba Catholic dissidents occupy church in Havana
Posted on 03/15/2012 12:01:58 PM PDT by LibFreeUSA
Thirteen Cuban dissidents have occupied a Catholic church in Havana, demanding an audience with Pope Benedict when he visits Cuba later this month. The dissidents want the Pope to press Cuba's communist government on issues such as the release of political prisoners and an end to repression. The Catholic Church in Cuba condemned the protest, saying places of worship should not be used for political demonstrations. The Pope is due in Cuba on 26 March. Dissident William Cepera said the eight women and five men had entered...
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Could this be the spark?
Any ‘spark’ would have to detonate a MOAB next to Fidel and Raul to really get things rolling.
These “occupy” people have true courage.
Many in Cuba are desperate. The place is decaying and falling apart with no hope.
The Catholic Church hierarchy has been a totally neutered and silent fixture in Cuba, and that’s why you are now seeing people taking things into their own hands directly and ‘occupying’ several churches recently.
The Catholic Church hierarchy has not only been ‘NOT’ leading in the efforts to stand up for the oppressed in Cuba, but has actually allowed itself to be used in serving the Castros’s purpose when it suits the Castros.
These events and desperate actions by a few (as a result of the ‘silence’ from the Church after so many years) will finally force the hierarchy to decide on who’s side they are on.
The events that triggered the opening of the Berlin Wall in the GDR, started in a church in Leipzig, and from there it spread.
It’s nice to know that when the anti-Catholic dictatorship takes over the US, we’ll have a place to go for refuge.
Yes, it could be, except that they’re going to get arrested and put into the deep freeze, and at least two of the activists are agents of the Cuban government.
All I can write is “Nicely done!”