"The Vatican on Friday condemned the U.S. embargo against Cuba ahead of Pope Benedict's trip there next week and said the pontiff was willing to meet Fidel Castro.
"The Holy See believes that the embargo is something that makes the people suffer the consequences. It does not achieve the aim of the greater good," Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi said.
"The Holy See does not believe it is a positive or useful measure," he said in response to a question at a briefing about Benedict's trip to Mexico and Cuba from March 23-28."
The Vatican condemns the embargo but SILENT on POLITICAL PRISONERS, EXECUTIONS, BEATING UP ON DISSIDENTS, DEATHS CONCERNING HUNGER STRIKES, DEATHS ON THOSE ON RAFTS FLEEING THE DICTATORSHIP, 53 YEARS OF A ONE FAMILY DICTATORSHIP, NO FREEDOM OF PRESS, NO PERSONAL FREEDOMS, ......