Nice work by the Holy Father.
I never liked economic sanctions. They never hurt those in power directly. They are designed to make life so unbearable for the people that the government is toppled, usually with bloodshed. The innocent are used to reach the country’s rulers. A classic case of the incorrect belief that the ends justify the means.
Unfortunately, it looks like Obama’s attempt to lift the embargo will fail because the Republicans are poised to block it in Congress. Cuban American lawmakers are hardliners and will accept nothing short of a toppling of the Castro regime.
In the meantime, Cubans will continue to suffer.