… When Francis Came to Cuba | Carlos Eire | First Things. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)
When four dissidents somehow managed to get close to Pope Francis, despite the efforts of church and state to keep all such Cubans away from him, they were quickly attacked by plain-clothed state security agents and whisked away to prison. Has Pope Francis denounced these injustices, which amount to religious persecution? Has he voiced concern over the compliance of his bishops in this persecution? No. Not a word. His silence is deafening.The bottom line about any Pope is that he is just another priest and, except when pronouncing ex cathedra on matters of faith and morals, is every bit as fallible as the rest of us.