“To my dear Cuban people, all my support and my prayers. The truth sets you free. Love conquers all. Love of God, country, the family. Our Lady of Charity, save Cuba,” said Fr. Carlos Céspedes, who serves at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Charity in Miami.
Cuban priest Fr. Enrique Corona, from St. Agnes parish in New Jersey, also sent a message. “I am with all Cubans, inside and outside of Cuba. We are here to let you know that you are not alone.”
Fr. José Enrique López, from St. Gregory parish in the Miami archdiocese, told his compatriots that “the Lord is the God of justice.”
“Your cause is just, the Lord is with you,” he added.
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Fr. Roberto Ayala, from St. Matthew parish in the Miami archdiocese, said, “I ask God to give you the energy, the words, the courage, so that you can go forward. Know that we are with you.”
For his part, Fr. Salvador Díaz-Guerra, a priest of St. John Bosco parish in Miami, said: “Dear Cuban brother… take courage because God is on the side of those who make a homeland. Our Lady of Charity, save Cuba. Long live free Cuba!”
Fr. Delvis Mederos, who resides in Miami, told Cubans that “freedom is knocking on your doors.”
“Only in the Lord and with the help of the Virgin is your strength,” he added.
Fr. Esney Muñoz Díaz, from St. Michael the Archangel parish in Miami, told Cubans that “you’re not alone.”
“The road is long and hard but Christ is with us. May Our Lady of Charity accompany you.”
Fr. Alfred Cioffi, professor of biology and bioethics at St. Thomas University in Miami, spoke to his brother priests in Cuba, to tell them that they are with them “in prayer.”
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And Fr. Ricardo Ortega, from Annunciation of the Virgin Mary parish in New Jersey, encouraged his compatriots to continue “defending your own right to truth, justice, and love between brothers and compatriots.”