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Fidel Castro, Jesuit-Influenced Marxist Revolutionary

posted on November 28, 2016

Religion News Service’s Jerome Socolovsky reports, “Despite carrying out repressive measures against the church in the wake of the Cuban Revolution, and then being excommunicated, Castro, who died Friday (Nov. 25), saw himself as leading a struggle with some of the same noble aims as those of Christianity — including humility and concern for the poor.” Even as the leader was critical of the church, Socolovsky writes that Castro welcomed popes to Cuba, and he had said “he was deeply influenced by Catholic teaching.”

Read at Religion News Service