Cuba in the Vatican: Hallelujah?

When I say “Diaz-Canel” you say…

By Matraca (El Toque)

HAVANA TIMES – As part of a tour of several European countries, Miguel Díaz-Canel visited Pope Francis at the Vatican on June 20, 2023. The meeting between the leaders lasted “just over 30 minutes”, long enough to give rise to rumors about the content of the conversations. It is not known with certainty what they talked about, but independent press reports suggest that “sensitive” issues for the regime were discussed.

At the meeting, Diaz-Canel gave the pope a bronze and wood sculpture entitled “The Reader”, as well as two books, one by Fina Garcia-Marruz and another by Cintio Vitier. Pope Francisco, for his part, gave him a bronze dove with an olive branch in its beak. The dove has the message “Be messengers of peace” engraved, perhaps a veiled dig for the one who gave the combat order.

Cuban exiles strongly criticized the meeting, they interpreted the meeting as a way of legitimizing the totalitarian government of the island. Dozens of them protested on Via della Conciliazione, the wide street that leads to St. Peter’s Basilica.

In March 2023, 11 female Cuban political prisoners wrote a letter to the Pope in which they asked him to intercede for their freedom. A month earlier, Cardinal Beniamino Stella visited Cuba, met with high-ranking officials, and expressed his holiness’s desire was for those arrested after the demonstrations on July 11, 2021 be released.

Diaz Canel exchanging gifts with Pope Francis at the Vatican.
How much extra does it cost us for Diaz Canel to be traveling with his wife Liz Cuesta.
Jesus expels the motherfuckers from the temple.
Did you see the guy with the Pope? Hey, are they going to sell potatoes? At what price? Where are there potatoes? [Note: The rumor mill goes from Pope to potatoes which are the same word in Spanish although Papa (Pope) is capitalized and potatoes (papas) is not.]

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One thought on “Cuba in the Vatican: Hallelujah?

  • El Papa is pursuing the traditional Catholic system. Follow the money trail! This is the man who met twice in Cuba with Raul Castro Ruz and on the second occasion included Kirill, the Patriach of the Moscow and All The Russias, Orthodox Church – a servile puppet of Putin. With friends like those…….! Those subject to repression cannot turn to the Vatican for support.

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