CUBA: The Archbishop Speaks

After young Rebel Fidel Castro led a suicidal attack on Dictator Fulgencio Batista's bristling Moncada barracks in 1953, the man who saved his life was Santiago Archbishop Enrique Pérez Serantes, 77. While survivors of the attack were being hunted down and shot on sight, the archbishop, an old friend of the family, rushed to get guarantees from authorities that Castro would not be harmed if he turned himself in. Last week Castro's old friend outspokenly condemned the Castro government's drift toward Communism.

"The boundaries are already drawn," said Pérez Serantes in a pastoral letter read throughout his archdiocese and this...

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