Loading
Cardinal George promoting stronger relations between US, Cuba
Cardinal Francis George
Cardinal Francis George
Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest Addthis

.- Archbishop of Chicago, Cardinal Francis George, began a two-day visit to Cuba this week at the invitation of Archbishop Dionisio Garcia, president of the Bishops’ Conference of Cuba.

Archbishop Garcia told AFP that although the cardinal’s visit is of an ecclesial nature, it will surely have significance for Cuban society.  “Any improvement in relations between persons, the family,” and in between the U.S. and Cuba, “must be supported.”

In addition, the prelate noted that Cardinal George's visit will also “contribute to the relations” in between Cubans living in the U.S. and those living in the country. 

Archbishop Garcia added that, “Between bishops there is always an exchange about our respective churches and realities.  So we will discuss what we are doing.”

Cardinal George arrived in Cuba three days after a visit by the Vatican’s Secretary for Relations with States, Archbishop Dominique Mamberti, who spent five days in the country meeting with officials from the Church and the Castro regime.  Cardinal George will visit the Shrine of Our Lady of Charity in Santiago and will celebrate a Mass at the cathedral there. He will also visit the local community and the cemetery of St. Ifigenia, where Cuban national hero Jose Marti is buried.

Ads by AdsLiveMedia(What's this?)

* The number of messages that can be online is limited. CNA reserves the right to edit messages for content and tone. Comments and opinions expressed by users do not necessarily reflect the opinions or beliefs of CNA. CNA will not publish comments with abusive language, insults or links to other pages

RESOURCES »

Ads by Google (What's this?)
Ads by Google

Featured Videos

Little Sisters of the Poor press conference in Denver
Little Sisters of the Poor press conference in Denver
Family thrilled to see Pope Francis in Istanbul
Syrian Refugee, Sara, 14, Before Meeting Pope
Ebola orphans thousands of children in West Africa
One year after Haiyan: Philippines rebuilds homes, lives
An Indian contribution to the Vatican's Synod on the Family
Christ Cathedral CNA video Sept 2014
Alejandro Bermudez of CNA accepts ice bucket challenge
'The Real Albania,' remembering those who fled
Pope Francis in Albania, "one of the most important visits of the post-communist era in Albania"
Pope Francis greets paralyzed man who risked all to see him
Franciscans on the banks of the Tiber in Rome, working for the New Evangelization
Pilgrimage from Czech Republic to Assisi and Rome for intentions
Testimony of young Indian who met Pope in Korea
Preparations of the Closing Mass of 6th Asian Youth Day
Missionary of Charity, Korea
Testimony of Christian Love during Pope's Visit to Korea
Religious Sisters in South Korea react to Pope Francis kissing a baby
Warm atmosphere during Holy Mass at Daejeon World Cup Stadium
Images inside Pope Francis flight to South Korea
Dec
21

Liturgical Calendar

December 21, 2014

FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Mt 21:23-27

Gospel
Date
12/15/14
12/14/14
12/13/14

Daily Readings


Gospel:: Lk 1: 26-38

Saint of the Day

St. Romuald »

Saint
Date
12/15/14

Homily of the Day

Mt 21:23-27

Homily
Date
12/15/14
12/14/14
12/13/14