ACI Prensa Staff, May 1, 2023 / 14:00 pm
The Conference of Catholic Bishops of Cuba reported in a statement that at a meeting held April 26 at the Palace of the Revolution with President Miguel Díaz-Canel, the bishops presented to the communist government “their criteria and vision regarding the reality that the Cuban people are experiencing.”
“In accordance with the usual procedure in this type of meeting,” the bishops did not limit themselves to specific situations of the Church “but shared with all respect, sincerity, and clarity their concerns and assessments about the current moment in which we are living,” the statement issued April 28 by the General Secretariat of the Episcopate said.
The Cuban government reported April 26 on the meeting between Díaz-Canel and other members of the regime with the president of the bishops’ conference, Bishop Emilio Aranguren; the archbishop of Havana, Cardinal Juan de la Caridad García; and other bishops.
Also in attendance for the government were Manuel Marrero Cruz, the prime minister; Rogelio Polanco Fuentes, a member of the Secretariat of the Central Committee of the Party and head of its Ideological Department; and Caridad Diego Bello, the head of the Office of Attention to Religious Affairs of the Central Committee of the Party.