Beloved Dictator Fidel Castro Dead; Pope Grieves; What’s Next?

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What a month for liberals! President *Batteries Not Included leaving office. Crooked Hillary kept out of the presidency. And now the loss of that beloved communist dictator and all-around nice guy, Fidel Castro.

Great Lenin’s ghost! What next? The UN runs out of money and has to close its doors? Al Gore buried in an avalanche? Bill Maher converts to Christianity?

And the pope, the Red Pope, Francis I, grieves El Comandante‘s passing.

Pope Francis said the death of Cuba’s revolutionary leader Fidel Castro was “sad news” and that he was grieving and praying for his repose.

Francis expressed his condolences in a Spanish-language message to Fidel’s brother, President Raul Castro on Saturday.

The pope, who met Fidel Castro when he visited Cuba last year, said he had received the “sad news” and added: “I express to you my sentiments of grief.”

In the name of all the priests and nuns and lay Catholics murdered or imprisoned by the Castro regime, Pope Francis drops a tear for Castro. I thought only Methodists did that.

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O Lord our God, do to us as you did to the Prodigal Son: who came to himself and understood his sin, who turned from his folly and went back to the father who loved him, and was saved: so do to us, O God.

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Lee Duigon
Lee Duigon, a contributing editor with the Chalcedon Foundation, is a former newspaper reporter and editor, small businessman, teacher, and horror novelist. He has been married to his wife, Patricia, for 34 years. See his new fantasy/adventure novels, Bell Mountain and The Cellar Beneath the Cellar, available on

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