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Католическая церковь получает доступ к СМИ на Кубе

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Published December 1997

За несколько месяцев до визита Иоанна Павла II на Кубу благодаря коммунистическому режиму, католическая церковь получила новые информационные инструменты для поддержания пыла верных.

Впервые за 35 лет, католическая пропаганда разрешена к трансляции и печати в государственных средствах массовой информации. Кубинцы смогут услышать новости из первых рук, о готовящемся визите папы.

Правительство также согласилось удовлетворить другие просьбы Ватикана и кубинской церкви.

Власти обязались обеспечить ограниченное транспортное обслуживание для тех, кто захочет присутствовать на мессах с участием папы в Гаване и других городах. Шаг со стороны правительства, который удивил больше всего – это разрешение круизному кораблю, который будет перевозить пилигримов из Майами, причалить в Гаване.

Прямые чартерные рейсы для пилигримов из Соединенных Штатов, также будут наделены правом на посадку.

После встречи с кубинским лидером Фиделем Кастро, представитель Ватикана, Джоаквин Наварро-Волз выразил надежду, что предстоящий визит папы на Кубу будет хорошо организован.

Кастро подчеркнул что “сама идея, что он и его окружение считают делом чести приложить все усилия таким образом, чтобы следующий визит Святого Отца,” – который он сам определил, как имеющий религиозное и историческое значение, – “стал настоящим пасторским визитом в страну.”

Однако местные организаторы говорят, что даже имея государственную поддержку, кубинским верующим будет нелегко добираться до мест проведения месс с участием папы римского.

“К сожалению, у церкви нет своих поездов, машин или грузовиков,” – сказал Орландо Маркуэз, представитель Ватикана.

P.S. Когда верстался номер, стало известно, что кубинское правительство дало разрешение на прибытие 57 священников из Латинской Америки. Они присоединятся к 640 священникам, которые уже прибыли из Ватикана и находятся на Кубе. Основным их занятием будет распространение буклетов с информацией о предстоящем визите папы и пояснением структуры церкви для неверующих.

Такое поведение кубинского правительства можно считать беспрецедентным, следует вспомнить, что правительство Фиделя Кастро изгнало с острова 132 священника после революции в 1959 году.

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