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Thursday, May 01, 2003 Domenico Bettinelli writes on the Vatican and Cuba. He includes this excerpt from a CWN report:
While Pope John Paul II is severely disappointed by the Cuban crackdown, Cardinal Sodano said: "We continue to have a lively hope-- the Pope and myself-- that Fidel Castro will lead his people toward democracy, respecting the progress that has been made in recent decades."
This latest from the Vatican state secretary suggests a foreign-policy outlook shaped less by Metternich than by J. M. Barrie: Believe, and clap real hard.
Meantime: Which august international body has voted Cuba a member of its Human Rights Commission? Hint: The same Human Rights Commission is chaired by Libya.