delegation will be joined by the president of the Cuban Bishops’
Committee on the Family, Bishop Arturo Gonzalez of Santa Clara, and by
Bishop Emilio Aranguren of Holguin.
Liana Lorigados of AVAN, if the couples receive the proper visas, it
will be the largest Cuban delegation to ever attend a World Meetings of
Families. The bishops of Cuba, she said, “are already obtaining room
and board for the couples.”
She also said
that the Cuban dioceses are currently distributing catechetical
material to help prepare for the event and that a day of formation and
festivities has been planned for May 15 in Cuba.
AVAN news agency is reporting that fourteen couples from Cuba have
applied for permission from the Castro regime to travel to Valencia,
Spain, for the V World Meeting of Families, which will be held July 1-9.