In his autobiography Before Night Falls, Reinaldo Arenas recounts that then-Monsignor Jaime Ortega was "always surrounded by the prettiest altar boys," which, of course, is code for, well, an idiot would know what it's code for. Arenas, who had known Ortega since the days when both were inmates of the UMAP concentration camps, where homosexuals were sent for "orientational reprogramming" by Castro, was certainly in a position to opine about Ortega's "peccadillos." Apparently, the "reprogramming" didn't work for either Arenas or Ortega.
Prelates like Ortega, now cardinal-archbishop of Havana and primate of Cuba, are a hellsent bonanza for Communist regimes. Blackmailing them is, literally, child's play. The regime secretly videotapes their predations, sometimes clandestinely furnishing the victims. Then the predators are confronted with a choice: exposure or compliance. Needless to say what is the universal preference. It little matters to them whether they are soldiers of Christ or soldiers of the regime. In fact they can be both with no real or perceived conflicts of interest, such is the malleability of evil.
The personal debt which these wayward clerics owe to the regime is also an obligation upon the Vatican and the basis for its secret concordat with Communist Cuba. The pope and his surrogates praise the Castro regime and conjoin the faithful to remain its faithful slaves (this has been the historic mission of the Catholic Church anyway). Castro, in exchange for the Church's support, silences any and all sexual abuse complaints against the local clergy. The Church's coffers will never be depleted by billion dollar settlements to its victims in Cuba and its "prestige" will remain intact because Communist Cuba's official media will never air (and have never aired) its scandals, that is, so long as Ortega and his accomplices do not violate that concordat by challenging the Communist regime in any way.
But these cretins go the distance in their own protection. Not only don't they challenge the regime, but they exculpate, defend and even bless its leaders.