Exiled Religious Back Project for Change in Cuba

MIAMI, Florida, APR. 9, 2001 (Zenit.org).- Exiled Cuban priests and religious residing here are supporting a plan which proposes a referendum for “real and peaceful” change in their island nation.

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More than 100 civilian organizations in Cuba are also supporting the Varela Project, according to its manager Regis Iglesias Ramírez.

During a press conference, about 100 exiled religious expressed their moral support for the project, which was outlined by opponents to the Communist regime.

The religious applauded the project´s supporters, saying the latter “want the people to exercise their self-determination. This is a sign of maturity, which creates solid hope.”

The object of the campaign is to collect 10,000 signatures in Cuba, in order that the National Assembly might debate the opposition´s project.

The document supporting the Varela Project appeared in the last issue of the weekly newspaper “La Voz Católica,” of the Archdiocese of Miami

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