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Cuba releases hundreds detained during Pope’s visit

March 30, 2012

The Cuban government has released hundreds of dissidents temporarily detained during Pope Benedict’s apostolic journey to the Communist nation.

Lamenting the “violently repressive tactics employed by the regime,” Andrew Johnston of Christian Solidarity Worldwide said that “men and women who are members of the Catholic Church and derive deep strength and inspiration from their faith were arbitrarily deprived of the right to participate in what could be a once in a lifetime religious celebration.”


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