Pope Francis sent a telegram to Cuban president, Raul Castro, expressing his “sorrow” at the “sad news” of the death of his brother, Fidel.
“On receiving the sad news of the death of your dear brother, His Excellency Mister Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz, former president of the State Council and of the Government of the Republic of Cuba, I express my sentiments of sorrow to Your Excellency and other family members of the deceased dignitary, as well as to the people of this beloved nation.
At the same time, I offer prayers to the Lord for his rest and I entrust the whole Cuban people to the maternal intercession of our Lady of the Charity of El Cobre, patroness of that country.”
The attitude of the Pope aligns with that of the mainstream Fake Media, whose headlines are hailing the brutal dictator as a “revolutionary” and “anti-colonialist,” with the Guardian even proclaiming that Castro, “led a humble life.”
Francis has made clear his sympathies towards policies of global socialism, often propagandizing on behalf of open borders, redistribution of wealth and against capitalism in general.
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Upon being awarded the International Charlemagne Prize earlier this year, the Pope declared in his acceptance speech, “The just distribution of the fruits of the earth and human labour is not mere philanthropy. It is a moral obligation.”
“To do so requires coming up with new, more inclusive and equitable economic models, aimed not at serving the few, but at benefiting ordinary people and society as a whole. This calls for moving from a liquid economy to a social economy.”
The body count under the Castros’ reign of terror is unknown, due in part to the island nation’s relative isolation from the outside world, but some estimates place it close to 100,000, when factoring in tens of thousands of deaths of those attempting to flee the hellish regime.