Saturday, November 26, 2016

Fidel Castro

One of the great tyrants of modern history and an icon of the political left, has died. Lord have mercy.

P.S. The Red Pope has expressed his sadness and grief at the news. 

5 comments:

Chris said...

I'm sure that the pope is beginning an investigation as to whether Fidel can be made a saint.

Chris Jones said...

After all, his given name means "faithful". Surely that's enough.

Chris Jones said...

After all, his given name means "faithful". Surely that's enough.

imperialreaction said...

Francis ain't got nuthin on Kirill of Moscow and All Rus', who wrote the following to brother Raul:

"I learned of the death of your older brother, Fidel Castro Ruz, with deep sorrow. I express to you, to the families and relatives of the deceased, as well as all the people of Cuba, my sincere condolences. Comandante Fidel was one of the most famous and prominent public figures of our time, he won international prestige, and he was a legend even during his own lifetime. As the embodiment of the Cuban people, he expended all his strength to attain his country’s genuine independence to ensure that it took its rightful place in the global family of nations. The Russian Orthodox Church will always say Fidel Castro’s name with respect and gratitude. With his personal involvement, we erected a parish church in Havana dedicated to the Wonderworking Icon of the Mother of God “of Kazan” , and Fidel, in his own words, made himself the “building inspector”. I have fond memories of my meetings with Comandante Fidel. the scale and acuteness of his mind always amazed me, as did his ability to speak with knowledge on a variety of topics. Our last conversation took place on 13 February of this year at his home, the day after my meeting with Pope Francis. In my heart, I’ll always enshrine a good memory of this courageous and charismatic person, a man who was a sincere friend of the Russian Orthodox Church. In these mournful days, may the Lord bestow upon you and the whole family of Comandante Fidel Castro solace and composure to carry on."

I trust you will heap commensurate scorn upon him?

Unknown said...

I agree that Francis' statement was innocuous compared to Kirill's which make me want to throw up.

Anthony