On Pope Benedict XVI's Retirement

Monday, February 11, 2013
This morning, Pope Benedict XVI announced his retirement.

We wish the Pope well in his retirement years.

Moreover, we pray his successor will not forget those Cuban activists who were imprisoned during Pope Benedict XVI's visit to Cuba last year -- and who still remain imprisoned.

Namely, Sonia Garro.

Sonia Garro, a member of The Ladies in White pro-democracy movement, has been imprisoned by the Castro regime -- without trial or charges -- since March 18th, 2012.

In the wave of repression leading up to Pope Benedict XVI's trip to Cuba, Castro's secret police raider her home, shot her with rubber bullets and imprisoned her.

She has been repeatedly abused and beaten in the infamous Manto Negro women's prison.