ACI Prensa Staff, Nov 28, 2021 / 00:00 am
The Puerto Rican Bishops’ Conference expressed its solidarity with the desire of the Cuban bishops “to be heard, for peace, freedom, sincere dialogue and freedom of speech to address the major problems” confronting the island nation.
"From Puerto Rico we join in their hopes for a Cuba that, in peace and brotherhood, will achieve the desired changes for a more decent and happy life," the Puerto Rican bishops wrote in a statement published earlier this month.
The message of the Puerto Rican bishops was published as a show of support for their Cuban counterparts, who three days before the planned Nov. 15 nationwide demonstrations supported the people’s right to publicly express "their discontentment over the deterioration of the economic and social situation" on the island.
In their Nov. 12 message, the Cuban bishops also pointed out that the solution will not be reached with "impositions, nor by calling for confrontation."