An important message for you from Amy Goodman

Your Donation: $
Thursday, April 16, 1998 FULL SHOW | HEADLINES | NEXT: International Women’s Conference in Havana
1998-04-16

The Case of Fr. Pat Sullivan and Cuba

download:   Audio Get CD/DVD More Formats
DONATE →
This is viewer supported news

This week, the Cuban government ordered Fr. Patrick Sullivan —-the only American Catholic priest in Cuba -— to leave his parish in Santa Clara. The government says he is welcome to stay in the country until his visa expires next February, but Sullivan says he’ll leave as soon as he gets permission from the government.

Sullivan says his forced departure is politically motivated. He says the government is irked at his distribution of the UN Declaration on Human Rights at church, his support for known dissidents and his contacts with members of the foreign media. The Cuban government, however, says the decision came from the Church hierarchy.

Guest:

  • Steve Fainaru, a reporter for the Boston Globe. He broke the story of a group of Cuban dissidents who were imprisoned for staging a hunger strike in Santa Clara, Cuba before the Pope’s visit in January.
  • Jeremy Scahill, Democracy Now! Associate Producer and writer for The Catholic Worker, who met with Fr. Sullivan at his parish in Santa Clara during the Pope’s visit in a meeting some say contributed to Sullivan’s departure.

Recent Shows More

Full News Hour

Creative Commons License The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to democracynow.org. Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.