Vatican City, Italy
(Editors Note – Monday February 11, 2013)
Originally Published on Mar 27, 2012 @ 18:37
Official February 11, 2013 Holy See Deceleration from The Vatican can be reached by clicking this link.
A poster advertising the upcoming Pope Benedict XVI visit is seen on a billboard in Havana, Cuba. Pope Benedict is scheduled to arrive in Cuba March 26. Tensions are high in Cuba between some dissidents and the government as activists hope the international exposure from a papal visit will result in renewed attention to their struggle. (Getty Images)
March 27, 2012 – A steel band played “Ave Maria” and onlookers waved Cuban flags as the pontiff visited a basilica housing the doll-sized figurine of the Virgin of Charity of El Cobre on the second day of a papal trip the Roman Catholic Church hopes will foster renewed faith and increase its influence in Cuba.
Something spectacular for Tuesday Newsday!
Pope Benedict XVI makes his very first visit to the island nation of Cuba, which is the first visit by an acting Pontiff since 1998, which is his second stop after his visit to Mexico.
This entry is another one that isÂ more of a historical record of sorts that is kept on file so that we may have a reference point,Â should future world events subsequently begin to radically change.
The debate and dialogue is in regards to religious tolerance and religious political influenceÂ in the island nation with its communist government and whether or not The Pope has any leverage in matters of public affairs as in other Latin American nations which comprise the majority of the global following for Catholicism.
Much can be said about the matter as it touches upon various subjects of extremeÂ historical significance, so I will just state my own personal opinion which is that for whatever reason, it would seem like The Pontiff would need to have perhaps a different take on and appeal for the matter of women in masses arriving on the scene to greet him in Cuba as well as any and all nations with members of the faith, as I believe that Jesus Christ as the head of the faithÂ perhaps would have handled matters as such byÂ making himself touchable, which leads to the debate in regards to the validity of celibacy for Catholic clergymen.
Now, if I was The Pope, I would offer a different perspective to consider.