Apostolic nuncio Bruno Musaro, vacationing in Italy, openly criticized the government of his Cuban home—an act considered out of form in a senior member of Catholic Church hierarchy. Musaro spoke after a Mass in the San Pio de Pietreicina park in Vignacastrisi municipality, saying Cubans are “victims of a socialist dictatorship that has kept them subjugated for the past 56 years,” according to a report in the Miami Herald. Musaro himself has resided in Cuba since 2011, and is a Vatican ambassador. “Only liberty can bring hope to the Cuban people.”
Musaro went so far as to warn Italians (the monsignor is a native) that they should ponder the fact that “in Cuba, a doctor makes 25 euros a month, and to live with dignity, some professionals go work as waiters during the night.” The Christian Liberation Movement applauded Musaro’s frankness and humanity.