What does the Pope's Visit to Cuba Mean for the Country's Future?

Thursday, March 29, 2012

During his trip to Cuba, Pope Benedict the 16th led mass and met with Raul and Fidel Castro. He urged the leaders to open up Cuba to change and called for an end to the U.S. trade embargo. What, if anything, will the Papal visit to Cuba mean for the country’s future?

Carlos Eires is the Riggs Professor of History and Religious Studies at Yale University. He is the author of 2003's "Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy", which won the National Book Award in Nonfiction in the United States and has been translated into more than a dozen languages.


Carlos Eires

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Joseph Capriglione

Comments [2]


As Castro's forerunner Joseph Stalin once said "“The Pope? How many divisions does he have?”
Interestingly American Catholics can use the Pope's council thanks to the unconstitutional overreach of our current administration as displayed this year.

Mar. 29 2012 09:53 AM
Ed from Larchmont

I haven't read the addresses yet, but Pope Benedict urged Cuba to create a society with freedom for the people, including religious freedom. And to return to the richness of their cultural and religious heritage. And that the US should remove the embargo that harms the country.

The Church hopes to help Cuba in this time of transition.

Mar. 29 2012 06:02 AM

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