.- The Church in Cuba has sent 31 young people to Cologne for World Youth Day, the Conference of Catholic Bishops of Cuba announced this week. A statement signed by the president of the Bishops’ Committee on Youth Ministry, Bishop Carlos Jesus Patricio Baladron Valdes, indicated Cardinal Jaime Ortega Alamino of Havana will lead the Cuban delegation.
The young people departed this week, and in addition to Cardinal Ortega Alamino, they will be accompanied by Bishop Baladron, Bishop Mario Mestril of Ciego de Avila, five priests, one nun and two advisors. The 31 young people were selected from the country’s 11 dioceses.
The delegation will return to Cuba on August 22, and they have begun their stay in Germany with a visit to the Diocese of Osnabruck.