Rome, Italy, May 10, 2013 / 11:39 am
The leader of the Cuban protest group Women in White said she hopes Pope Francis will visit Cuba after she had the opportunity to meet the Holy Father at a general audience in Rome.
"I hope he comes, because he is a Latino Pope who is very familiar with the suffering of the people, and perhaps he can come. For my part, the doors are open," Berta Soler told CNA after attending the Holy Father's general audience on May 8.
"We were able to send two letters from the Women in White through an Argentinean priest, Father Alejandro Dario, who is a close friend of His Holiness, thanking Benedict XVI for inviting us to a general audience," Soler said.
"But we also sent a letter to Pope Francis to tell him about the Women in White and that we are here to participate in the general audience," she continued.