A death mourned in Cuba celebrated in Miami

HONG KONG (SE): “It is true that the rock of St. Peter, on which the Catholic Church was built, is solid and lasting. Throughout history, that institution has demonstrated its experience, its wisdom and its capacity to adapt to reality,” Brazilian Dominican, Father Carlos Alberto Libânio Christo, quotes Fidel Castro, the late president of Cuba who took power in a violent revolution in 1959, as saying in his book, Fidel and Religion.

The revolutionary leader whose death on November 25 is being mourned in Cuba, but celebrated in Miami where most of the country’s exiles have found sanctuary, has been an enigma, willing to fraternise with priests and bow before Pope John Paul II, but...