March 29, 2012

The Vatican Makes Its Choice in Cuba

Jose Cardenas, Shadow Government

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The Church has decided that its role in Cuba is not to be a change agent and it would shun any abrupt turn away from Castroism.

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TAGGED: Catholic Church, Pope Benedict, Fidel Castro, Raul Castro, Cuba, Vatican, Pope Benedict XVI


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