01/03/1962: Pope John XXIII excommunicated Fidel Castro

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  On this day in 1962, Blessed John XXIII excommunicated Cuba’s “maximum leader,” supposedly¬†on the basis of a 1949 decree by Pope Pius XII forbidding Catholics from supporting communist governments. A couple of years back, Andrea Torinella of Vatican Insider¬†wrote about the genesis of the excommunication, finding it to be somewhat of a “mystery” that […]

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