The Pope joins the apparently endless list of foreign dignitaries who have let down and even betrayed the people of Cuba in order to curry favor with the Castrosaurus. One would have thought, hoped, prayed that one of the world's major religious figures would have stood up openly, loudly, and vigorously in defense of the Cuban people's God-given rights. That was not to be.
One day, perhaps not too far in the future, the Castro regime will die. One can only hope that then, at a minimum, we will see some sense of shame over how the world acquiesced in the imprisonment, murder, and forced exile of the Cuban people.
But, then perhaps, that, too, is too much to expect.
Certainly no John Paul II. Of course, and I think this is the difference, Benedict is (West) German, and John Paul was Polish. A vast difference in what life offered each, and what each saw as repression.ReplyDelete