Translated and edited by Walter Lippmann for CubaNews.
“I love the Cuban people very much. I had good human relations with Cuban people and I also confess: with Raul Castro I have a human relationship”, said Pope Francis in an interview granted to Univision TV.
His words in favor of the island have raised many reactions of solidarity and, also, comments among the haters of the Cuban Revolution.
This U.S. media “consulted” the Supreme Pontiff to hear his views, one year after the destabilizing attempts of July 11, 2021 in Cuba. However, His Holiness’ answers were supportive of the Cuban government and people.
“Cuba is a symbol. Cuba has a great history. I feel very close, even to the Cuban bishops”, ratified the Argentinean religious.
Regarding the normalization of relations between the Greater of the Antilles and the U.S., he said: “I was happy when that small agreement was reached with the United States, which President Obama wanted at the time and Raul Castro accepted it, and it was a good step forward, which has been stopped now”. And he added that at the moment there are probing dialogues to shorten the distance between the two nations.
After being questioned about the press labeling him as “communist”, he criticized the tendencies of certain media groups “very ideologized, who dedicate themselves to ideologize the position of others”.