US bishops condemn Cuba’s inclusion in unilateral list

US bishops condemn Cuba's inclusion in unilateral list

Washington, Jan 14 (Prensa Latina) David J. Malloy, president of the International Justice and Peace Committee of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), condemned the re-inclusion of Cuba in the list of countries that sponsor terrorism, according to Washington.

For decades, along with the Holy See and the majority of the international community, the Conference of Catholic Bishops has urged collaboration and mutually beneficial relations between the United States and Cuba, the text issued on January 12 stands out.

‘We also advocate the total lifting of the economic embargo (blockade) against Cuba,’ the document refers.

As president of the Committee of International Justice and Peace of the USCCB, I would like to express my deep disagreement with the decision of the Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to add Cuba to the list of States sponsoring terrorism, Malloy points out.

‘As our committee has said many times, we need more, not less, US-Cuba links to build mutually beneficial trade, cultural and scientific ties that will produce lasting prosperity for both our nations,’ adds the document signed by Malloy.

‘I pray that we never get tired of working to achieve those goals and that both sides recognize the need for friendship and collaboration,’ the religious leader concludes.


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