24 May 2014 ~ 0 Comentarios

¿Por qué el Vaticano guarda silencio cómplice?
(Cuarta parte y final)

por Manuel Castro Rodríguez

Escribí en español los dos primeros correos que le envié al cardenal Peter Turkson, presidente de la Comisión Vaticana de Justicia y Paz, a la cuenta (pcjustpax@justpeace.va). Como no recibí respuesta, escribí en inglés los dos últimos correos que le remití. A continuación les muestro el último correo que le envié al presidente de la Comisión Vaticana de Justicia y Paz, con copia a la Alta Comisionada de los DDHH de Naciones Unidas. 

Les reitero a los lectores que me hagan el favor de divulgar las cuatro partes lo más posible, ya que necesito que la mayor cantidad de personas conozcan la represión que estoy sufriendo, que podría hacerme perder la vida. Muchas gracias por su solidaridad. ¡Viva Cuba libre!

I hope that Vatican will recognize

Cardinal Turkson, I was pleased that yesterday, Pope Francis granted a private audience to the family of Oswaldo Payá, a Cuban dissident and founder of the Christian Liberation Movement (MCL), who died on July 22, 2012, when the car he was traveling suffered an automobile accident, the cause of which has not yet been determined.

According to the press release on Payá’s website, the topics discussed with the Pope included “the death of Oswaldo Payá; government repression, especially of the democratic opposition; the Cuban reality and the proposed referendum; and the current situation of the Church in Cuba.” I think it’s momentous.

I hope that Vatican will recognize that Cubans who fought peacefully for the democratization of our country we’re victims of political persecution. But, when it does?

Remember: The Cuban military regime refused to give me a new passport, therefore I can not leave PanamaI can’t travel to another country.

I repeat the last email I sent you.


Cardinal Peter Turkson

President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace

Dear Cardinal Turkson:

Excuse me, haven’t you received my emails? It is the third time I write to you. Why do not you answer me? Quite honestly, I live in a constant state of anxiety because I don’t want to die now and I don’t want to die in a foreign countryI’d rather die in a Cuban prison that hunger and homeless in Panama. Immediately I will explain to you.

My name is Manuel Castro Rodríguez. I have 65 years old. I was born on February 7, 1949, in Havana, Cuba. The only citizenship that I have is Cuban.

Thank you for taking the time to read me. I’m writing to you again regarding my situation: the state of total helplessness I meet, to the point that I might die.

I need Vatican or United Nations support to surviveI don’t ask money! Cardinal Turkson, can you help me please? Mrs. Navanethem Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, can you help me please?

I live in Panama from August 10, 2001. Panama ID: E-8-91740, you don’t know how sorry I can’t give you an Cuban ID, but that’s one of the rights we lose Cubans living outside the country.

I am a peaceful opponent of the Castro’s dictatorship, because I have a deep sense of humanism and I love the freedom. It is my website:


You can check that on my website denounced the violations of human rights suffered by the Cuban people for more than five decades:




I am an unemployed professor from early year 2012due to I refuse to make illegal acts in the Universidad Marítima Internacional de Panamáand besides, I was fight for to change things for the better Panamanian education. I am guided by these words of Martin Luther King: “There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor political, nor popular, but he must take it because conscience tells him it is right.”

I can’t travel to another country, because I have neither passport nor money. I could die of hunger in Panama.

If you would like additional information about to the best of my ability, I invite you to visit my website where you can access to my curriculum:



Cardinal Turkson, I need you to do me the favor of:

– Help me to find a job.


– Make all the necessary arrangements for me to be repatriated to Cuba, the Cuban government assuming all costs for this process: new passport and airline ticket.

Please see attached letter, it is very important for me.

I don’t want to die now and I don’t want to die in a foreign country.

Cardinal Turkson, can you answer me please? Remember, I don’t ask money!  

Thanking you in advance for your attention and help that gives me,

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