|Payá family met in private audience with Pope Francisco on May 14|
In their official statement on the encounter the Christian Liberation Movement and Payá family expressed how "deeply grateful to the Holy Father and the Holy See grace granted and understanding found." PanAm Post published an article on the encounter and below is an excerpt:
Oswaldo Payá Sardiñas wrote in a 2005 letter to Pope Benedict XVI: "I have received information ... on the danger of being jailed or killed.""Speaking exclusively to PanAm Post, Rosa María Payá said the pope was aware of the poverty and the deterioration of human rights on the island. 'He is looking at what is happening in Cuba and the region with concern and solidarity, and from the perspective of a pastor who is a pastor for everyone. At the same time, he cares about freedom and democracy in our country, said Payá’s daughter."
|Oswaldo Payá Sardiñas meets Pope John Paul II in 2002|