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Miami’s Archbishop Wenski acknowledges Castro’s victims

November 29, 2016

Archbishop Thomas Wenski called attention to the victims of Cuba’s Fidel Castro in a statement on the death of the Cuban dictator.

“We will all be judged one day,” the archbishop said in response to the news of Castro’s death. “Today it is his turn. God’s judgment is merciful, but it doesn’t cease to be just.”

Archbishop Wenski encouraged the many Cuban exiles living in Miami to “invoke the patroness of Cuba, the Virgin of Charity, calling for peace in Cuba and its people.”


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  • Posted by: feedback - Nov. 30, 2016 10:47 AM ET USA

    Catholic clergy are to avoid praises for the deceased members of criminal organizations, like Mafia. The same applies to communist dictators.

  • Posted by: jalsardl5053 - Nov. 29, 2016 8:02 PM ET USA

    Now here's an Archbishop with his head on right. "God’s judgment is merciful, but it doesn’t cease to be just.” That is a crucial point in this whole mercy thing - and a bit of a scary point but to the point. And speaking of heads on right, the only politician to have gotten it right is dear old Donald "Fidel Castro’s legacy is one of firing squads, theft, unimaginable suffering, poverty and the denial of fundamental human rights."