Video Testimonies of Repression During Pope Benedict’s Visit to Cuba

In this video people who were threatened, arrested, and imprisoned during the visit of Pope Benedict XVI to Cuba in April 2012, speak of their experiences. Father Jose Conrado says that he is going to ask the Nuncio to share these testimonies with the Pope, “Because we have the obligation to inform him and he has the obligation to know what goes on in Cuba.”

Father Conrado goes on to add: “But we won’t leave Cuba because this is our homeland. When so many people are so afraid, we are no longer afraid, it’s very important that in some way we have already started walking and we won’t stop.”

Here is a link to a letter from Father Conrado to Raul Castro.

Thanks to Chabeli Castillo for preparing the transcript for this video.

April 2012