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Havana Mass for Health of Chavez

Shouldn’t they have tried an exorcism first? The great Cuban freedom blog Babalu reports that Archbishop Bruno Musaro, the Vatican’s Apostolic Nuncio to Cuba, along with Havana Cardinal Jaime Ortega, held a Mass yesterday  at the Cathedral of the Virgin Mary of the Immaculate Conception to “plead for the quick recovery” of Venezuela’s cancer-stricken despotic president, Hugo Chavez. Wonders Babalu: “how many masses have been celebrated at the Cathedral of Havana in honor of the Ladies in White, Orlando Zapata Tamayo, Laura Pollan, Dr. Oscar Elias Biscet, Sara Marta Fonseca, and the hundreds of other brutalized and murdered victims of the Castro dictatorship?”

Related: Today on NRO you will find Yale Professor Carlos Eire’s letter to Pope Benedict, who will be visiting Cuba later this month, urging him to meet with the Ladies in White, of whom our colleague Jay Nordlinger has written so regularly and powerfully.

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