The Pope and the Castros

Pope_Francis_Photo_1Pope Francis visited Cuba. Raul was impressed and joked that he considered returning to his Catholic roots. Yet, even as the meetings in Cuba were meant to become inspirational, Cuban dissidents were blocked from visiting the Pope, and leaders were arrested and detained.

Politics and religion meet again, and they do not kiss. They fight. And in this case politics is the aggressor. I will be interested to see what the “Holy See” will make of this. I believe a response will give insight to the depth of commitment to the exiles of the world. Silence may speak just as loudly. The dissidents in Cuba have been hoping for this loudest voice in Christianity to echo their social justice cries.

Are planning on seeing the Pope on his visit to the US?

Burning Religion is concerned with the intersection of religion and secular society. Book coming out in mid-October. You can order Burning Religion now.

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