CUBA: The Awakening Church

"Rome or Moscow?" challenged Archbishop Pérez Serantes' pastoral letter. "The cards are on the table. No one need be deceived. The battle is not between Washington and Moscow; it is really between Rome and Moscow." As the archbishop read his letter in Santiago Cathedral last week, 60 militiamen invaded the church, starting a day-long campaign of harassment that led to fist fights between Catholics and Castroites.

The pastoral letter was the third time old (76) Pérez Serantes had spoken out to lead the Cuban church against Castro as once he led it for Castro. Seven years ago, after the...

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