Posts Tagged ‘Raul Castro’

Reject the redefinition of marriage

Thursday, September 6th, 2018

Cubans should reject the redefinition of marriage. They should find “other legal ways” to protect gay unions, Cuban archbishop Dionisio Garcia says. Garcia was responding to efforts made by Cuban dictator Raúl Castro’s daughter Mariela, who is pressing to have gay marriage legalised in Cuba. This means marriage will need to be legally redefined. Castro Read more

Cuba and Catholicism and the post-Castro period – where to now?

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

Cuba and the post-Fidel Castro Catholic church could begin a new relationship. The late Cuban leader had a volatile connection with the Catholic church. Major changes to Cuba’s one-party Communist system are predicted. Castro’s brother, Raul, has led Cuba since 2006 when illness forced Fidel to retire. He has released dozens of political prisoners under Read more

Pope seems to criticise Cuba regime in visit

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

Pope Francis appeared to take aim at Cuba’s communist regime in comments at a Mass at Havana’s Revolution Square on Sunday. The Pontiff told the crowd that “service is never ideological”. Speaking in a plaza dominated by a towering portrait of revolutionary Che Guevara, the Pope told the crowd they should “serve people, not ideas”. Read more

Raul Castro says Pope could encourage him back to Church

Friday, May 15th, 2015

Cuban President Raul Castro said he is so impressed by Pope Francis that he could be persuaded to return to the Catholic Church. Mr Castro and his brother Fidel suppressed the church in communist Cuba for more than half a century. President Raul Castro had a private meeting with the Pope in Rome on Monday. Read more