Posts Tagged ‘Ladies in white’

Cuban church: Ladies in White they are now a political group

Monday, May 28th, 2012

A Cuban Catholic Church official told the Ladies in White on Friday they are no longer a humanitarian group and that the government is unlikely to let them go to the Vatican even if Pope Benedict XVI grants them an audience, spokeswoman Berta Soler said. The lay spokesman for Cardinal Jaime Ortega, meanwhile, told a Read more

Cuba: New wave of repression

Friday, April 13th, 2012

Four days after Pope Benedict left Cuba, 43 dissidents have been detained in Cuba in a new wave of repression. Former political prisoner Jose Daniel Ferrer and his wife, Belkis Cantillo, a member of the Women in White, were among those arrested. “We have been able to confirm that 43 dissidents have been detained – Read more

Cuba: Good Friday holiday – few attend Church

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

As bells rang throughout Havana, Cuba, on Good Friday, only around 100 attended the city’s main cathedral where Cardinal Jamie Ortega presided at the ceremony. Authorities also allowed Cardinal Jamie Ortega to transmit the Good Friday service on State Television. It is the first time in 50 years Cubans were granted a public holiday on Read more