.- The Archdiocese of Havanaâs magazine, Espacio Laical, has called on Raul Castro to unveil his political agenda and to allow Cubans to participate in the reforms he has begun since his election as president of Cuba.
The current situation âneeds to be fixed. As such it is inescapable, indeed necessaryâinasmuch as possibleâto involve citizens more in this process of adjustment, change and transformation,â the magazine stated.
While the magazine acknowledged that change in Cuba will take time, âthe current state of daily lifeâ in the country makes change urgent. For this reason, the publication called on President Castro to make known his political agenda for the country.
In order for the Cuban people to be involved and to be assured that it will indeed be carried out, Castro must make his plans known âin a sufficient manner,â the magazine stated. It also reaffirmed the Churchâs commitment to contribute to building up the country, with the hope that she will be given âthe necessary room to carry out her difficult responsibility during this decisive moment in the history of our nation.â