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Cuba’s bishops call for political reforms

Catholic World News - September 17, 2013

In a major pastoral letter, Cuba’s bishops called for political reforms and the replacement of a “paternalistic state” by a “participatory state” in accord with the principle of subsidiarity.

“We Cubans are called to enjoy that freedom desired by God that allows man to obtain for himself and his family the fruits of decent work and participate in the decisions that affect his person, family, and social future,” the bishops said in their letter, which was published by Diario de Cuba and by the Fides news agency.

Recalling visits to the Communist nation by Blessed John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI, Cuba’s bishops also called upon citizens of the nation to “open their hearts to Christ.”

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  • Posted by: tturner3998 - Sep. 17, 2013 8:19 PM ET USA

    Good for these courageous bishops!

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