May 8, 2000
In their major pastoral letter issued for this Jubilee Year, the Catholic Bishops of Cuba addressed the many problems facing the Cuban people at this time, and singled out the economic embargo imposed by our country:
- Unfortunately, there still remain "the economic measures imposed from outside the country, both unjust and morally unacceptable" (John Paul II, departure speech, n.4), which ought to cease, as we have been saying now for many years.
The language offered by Mr. Nethercutt and accepted by the House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee last week would, in our view, represent a valuable step in the right direction and I urge you to retain such language in the final bill.
With sincere thanks for your attention to these concerns, I am
Bernard Cardinal Law
Archbishop of Boston
Chairman, USCC Committee
on International Policy