|Yordan Marino (left) and Eduardo Cardet (right) of MCL|
|Rosa María Rodríguez of MCL arrested this morning|
|State Security agents watching MCL Council coordinator Armando Peña|
Prior to the Pope's arrivial in Cuba the Christian Liberation Movement leaders in the diaspora, Regis Iglesias Ramírez and Michele Trota, in an open letter to His Holiness Pope Francis asked, in part, for the following:
As a pilgrim of the Truth we humbly ask you when you arrive in Cuba to especially embrace those Cubans who are in prison for the sake of justice, those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, those who work for peace, freedom and justice. Send Your Blessing to all Cubans who from the diaspora pray and work for the rights of the human person, reconciliation and progress of our people so that we can return to our beloved island after the painful exile to which we have been subjected to precisely due to the pursuit of justice, the defense of hope and the popular sovereignty of Cubans.
On Sunday evening the Vatican confirmed that they had invited dissidents to events in Cuba where they would meet Pope Francis but wouldn't confirm arrests.