Since faith is one, it must be professed in all its purity and integrity". Pope Francis/Pope Benedict

Friday, 23 March 2012

Pope Benedict speaks about Cuba

En route to Mexico, Pope Benedict spoke these words with regards to Cuba:
Speaking in response to a question focused on the second, Cuban leg of the trip, the Pope said, “With this visit a way of cooperation and dialogue has been inaugurated – a long road that requires patience, but that leads forward.” The Pope added, “It is evident today that Marxist ideology as it had been conceived no longer responds to reality.” He said, “new models must be found, though with patience.” 
The full report can be found here. Call me naive, but I still hold out hope for the conversion of Fidel Castro. Indeed, to not hold out hope for anyone is to reject Christ. But there are signs: Castro's openness to Pope John Paul, his taking his mother's Roman Missal to the same Pope's Mass, the recent address to the nation from the Primate of Cuba - and now, the upcoming visit.

Let us pray that Cuba return to her Catholic roots... let us pray that she not fall into the trap of secular capitalist materialism lurking in Florida (and beyond), awaiting the death of the Castro brothers to once more submerge Cuba into a monstrous offshore whorehouse...

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