The Vatican News website recently paid tribute to Cuba on the 60th anniversary of the Communist revolution in a post that was quickly deleted, according to reports.
On New Year’s Day, the Communist nation of Cuba celebrated 60 years of their oppressive, repressive and murderous regime. As various Latin American dictators chimed in on Twitter with words of congratulations, the Vatican thought they would get in on the action, too.
In a post that was hastily taken down after public outcry began, the Vatican News service offered praise to Cuba for turning their once thriving and prosperous nation into the dirt poor, Third World nation that it is today. It’s amazing how connected the Vatican is to Socialism and Communism, and how much disdain they have for Capitalism.
Vatican News Paid Tribute to 60th Anniversary of Cuban Revolution in Deleted Post
FROM PJ MEDIA: The Communist island nation marked the occasion with celebrations on News Year’s Day, while several leftist Latin American leaders tweeted their best wishes.
The socialist despot president of Venezuela Nicolás Maduro tweeted: “We commemorate the anniversary of the triumph of the Cuban Revolution led by Commander Fidel Castro. 60 years of sacrifices, struggles and blockade; There is the heroic Cuban people, an example of resistance and dignity to the world. Long Live Cuba!”
In a pinned tweet, another socialist leader, Bolivia’s Evo Morales, stated: “We salute the victory of Bro. Commandant. Fidel Castro and the valiant Cuban people on the pro-imperialist dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista.”
Not to be outdone, the Vatican News Service offered its own tribute of sorts to commemorate the festive occasion: Cuba Celebrates 60 Years of the Revolution. The post reportedly read:
The historic anniversary was celebrated with an official ceremony in which the former head of state and leader of the Cuban Communist Party, Raúl Castro, and the current president of the nation, Miguel Díaz-Canel, participated.
The post was apparently deleted, but not before some appalled readers captured it:
La página DEL VATICANO publicó un homenaje a los 60 años de la monarquía cubana. Lo borraron a las pocas horas pero nosotros somos más rápidos.
Juan Pablo II se retuerce en su tumba. pic.twitter.com/nvS2smzilm
— Trava y liberula 🦔💋 (@anarcomenemismo) January 2, 2019
Some Catholics on Twitter criticized the post for what they felt was an inappropriately simpatico tone.
Below, read an excerpt of the Vatican News post (English via Google Translate):
The Cuban Revolution celebrated its 60th anniversary this January 1, 2019. On the island, the historic anniversary was celebrated with a ceremony in Santiago de Cuba, in the cemetery of Santa Ifigenia, where Fidel Castro is buried, who died on November 25, 2016. To the main national forces on January 10, 1959, the dictator Fulgencio Batista fled 26 months of guerrilla war led by brothers Fidel and Raul Castro. From Santiago, Fidel Castro proclaimed the beginning of the revolution the victory of the counterculture.
Batista was president of Cuba from 1952 to 1959 before being overthrown during the violent Cuban Revolution. Fidel Castro turned the formerly prosperous island nation into a one-party communist system, transforming it into the impoverished and closed society it is today.
Following the revolution, the new Cuban government declared itself officially atheist and nationalized all property held by religious organizations, including the Catholic Church. Before Castro’s assault on the Church, more than 90 percent of Cubans were Catholic. Hundreds of them, including a bishop, were permanently expelled from the nation. READ MORE
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