Vatican Bestows Impunity Upon Castro

Monday, February 6, 2012
Last week, the Vatican confirmed meetings with Cuban dictators Raul and Fidel Castro during Pope Benedict XVI's March visit to the island.

Meanwhile, Cuba's courageous Ladies in White have been told to stand idly by as the Pope's agenda is "very heavy" (apparently from meeting with dictators).

How has the Castro regime received this news?

With impunity, of course.

On Saturday, Castro's secret police violently arrested numerous Ladies in White in the Eastern cities of Palmarito de Cauto, Palma Soriano, Contramaestre, and Santiago de Cuba. Road blocks were placed on the main road leading to the Basilica of Our Lady of Charity ("El Cobre") to prevent the Ladies in White from attending Sunday Mass.

Among those arrested were Aurora Martin, Niraida Martin, Karina Quintana, Darmis Aguedo, Alina Fonseca, Aliagna Issac, Eduvenia Issac, Yanelis Leiva, Yaima Bejerano, Mercedes Fernandez, Adriana Fernandez, Annia Pecora, Darelis Chacon., Ana Celia Rodriguez Torres, Kenia Legren Elliot, Maria Teresa Darroman Lopez and Araceli Maria Elena.

And on Sunday, eleven other Ladies in White were held under siege in the Church of Santa Catalina de Ricci in the eastern city of Guantanamo.

Meanwhile, in Holguin, Adisnidia Cruz was arrested alongside two activists as they headed the Church of Christ Redeemer ("Cristo Redentor"). Also beaten and arrested were Ladies in White Caridad Caballero Batista, Marta Diaz Rondon, Berta Segura, Gertrudis Ojeda, and Isabel Peña.

Maybe the Vatican will now reconsider and make them "worthy" of a Papal visit.