Pope Called to Intervene in U.S. Policy Against Cuba

Washington, April 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuban emigration organizations in the U.S. city of Miami on Monday sent a letter to Pope Francisco asking the U.S. government to cease its policies against Cuba.

‘It is our fervent wish that, given your moral authority recognized by all, Christian or not, you bring your good offices before the administration of President Donald Trump in order to avoid greater suffering to the Cuban people,’ the letter points out.

Remember that in the days of last Holy Week, Cubans were lacerated by the new measures of economic aggression dictated by Washington.

Five days ago, National Security Advisor John Bolton announced in Miami, among other steps, that the sending of remittances to Cuba will be limited (to a maximum of one thousand dollars every three months) and U.S. travel to Cuba will be further restricted.

Also on April 17, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that beginning May 2, his nation will fully implement Title III of the Helms-Burton Act.

Through this legislative section, U.S. nationals will have the possibility of taking to court people and companies, including those from third countries, that invest in Cuban territory in properties nationalized after the triumph of the Revolution, on January 1, 1959. If asking for a miracle is too much, at least your holiness, do whatever your heart and conscience dictates to you in favor of a worthy and courageous people who today suffer a thousand hardships because of the arrogant aggressive rage of an imperial power blinded in its impotence, underlines the text.

This letter was delivered to the Archdiocese of Miami, along with another addressed to Archbishop Thomas Wenski in which he is asked to serve as emissary in the communication for Pope Francisco.


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