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Pope Benedict XVI's Cuban Pilgrimage


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Pope Benedict XVI's Cuban Pilgrimage & the Suppression of the Ladies in White
Pope Benedict XVI looked to reestablish the vitality of the Catholic faith during his recent visit to Cuba – a trip that was profoundly affected by the political reality of the left-leaning state. Before his impending arrival, anti-Cuban dissidents occupied a local Church which led to a succesion of detainments by Cuban authorities; the demonstrations were aimed at puting pressure on the pope to influence Cuban authorities to enhance civil liberties in the country.

This analysis was prepared by Faizaan Sami, Research Associate for the Council on Hemispheric Affairs. To read the full article, click here.

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