Pope Asks Cuba to Strengthen Dialogue

HAVANA TIMES, Jan. 11 – Pope Benedict XVI addressed the Cuban government “so that the dialogue that has happily been established with the Church be strengthened and expanded,” in statements to the diplomatic corps accredited in the Holy See. In 2010, thanks to the mediation of the Catholic Church and the Spanish government, 40 of the 52 political prisoners who still remained imprisoned since 2003 were released, reported IPS.