Cuban bishops welcome amnesty for prisoners
September 14, 2015
Cuba’s bishops have welcomed the government’s decision to release over 3,500 prisoners as Pope Francis’s visit to the nation approaches.
“The news of the liberation of prisoners is a source of joy and spiritual relief for the detainees themselves and their relatives,” the General Secretariat of the Conference of Catholic Bishops of Cuba said in a statement, according a Fides report. “With this action of mercy one is already anticipating the fruits that the Visit of Pope Francis, as missionary of mercy, will leave for the welfare of all our people.”
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Posted by: jalsardl5053 -
Sep. 15, 2015 1:22 AM ET USA
Pope Francis and Barack Obama should be ashamed at their complete ignoring of the thousands upon thousands of Cubans who sought refuge from the then-and still- brutal Castro regime. We'll see if Castro is as good at deceiving the pontiff as Evil Morales is; he's got my money.