World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search

 

Pope Benedict XVI's Cuban Pilgrimage


In this release...

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.

The Council on Hemispheric Affairs, founded in 1975, is an independent, non-profit, non-partisan, tax-exempt research and information organization. It has been described on the Senate floor as being "one of the nation's most respected bodies of scholars and policy makers." For more information, please see our web page at www.coha.org

ENDS



© Scoop Media

 
 
 
World Headlines

 

Dog's Brexit: UK MPs Vote Against Amended Deal

MPs in UK's House of Commons this morning have rejected British Prime Minister Theresa May's amended Brexit deal... If a no-deal option is rejected, MPs could get a vote on Friday on whether to request a delay to Brexit from the EU. More>>

ALSO:

Climate Change: The World Talks While Kiribati Suffers

As public discussion on climate change and ways to arrest its impact continue around the world, one of many low-lying atolls in the Pacific wrestles with the issue right now. More>>

Gordon Campbell On Kashmir Escalation And... Why This Guy Shouldn’t Get Nukes

All but unnoticed, two of the world’s nuclear powers have been preparing to go to war this week. Military action has been ramping up between India and Pakistan over (as usual) the disputed territory of Kashmir... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Anti-Corbyn Split In British Labour

The resignation of seven UK Labour MPs in protest against the leadership of Jeremy Corbyn is another example of the centre-left’s readiness to sabotage its own cause ... More>>

 
 
 
 
 
 
  • Pacific.Scoop
  • Cafe Pacific
  • PMC