- Jan 16, 2021
A day after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo re-designated Cuba as a “state sponsor of terrorism” Bishop David Malloy of Rockford expressed his “profound disagreement” with the decision.
Catholic bishops in Cuba released their Christmas statement in which they ask for a “healthy plurality, dialogue and negotiation” between those who have differing opinions. They also advocated in favor of changes “for common good and peace,” and some “good news” for the people.
For 30 years, Kristina Arriaga has worked on the defense of freedom of expression and freedom of religion or belief as a member of the U.S. delegation to the UN Human Rights Commission and the U.S. Civil Rights Commission.
The Church in Cuba is warning against politicizing religious festivals after events surrounding the Feast of Our Lady of El Cobre (Our Lady of Charity), the patroness of the island.
When New York’s Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan and a group from the Archdiocese of New York visited Cuba in February, they spent quite a bit of their mission trip doing what a lot of volunteers and staffers at Catholic organizations on the island do: visiting, encouraging and caring for the elderly.
Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York traveled to the farthest reaches of Cuba to see the situation on the ground and talk to as many people as possible.