.- The twenty Cuban families that will arrive in Valencia to participate in the 5th World Meeting of Families constitute the largest delegation from Cuba that has ever been allowed to attend the event.
According to the AVAN news agency, Bishop Arturo Gonzalez of Santa Clara will lead the delegation.
Liana Lorigados, who is coordinating the trip for the families, told AVAN it would be the “largest delegation to come from Cuba in the history of the World Meeting of Families.”
The Bishops’ Conference of Cuba has arranged for the Cuban delegation to stay with families in Valencia and has ensured their participation in the main activities of the event.
The delegation will also include four families from Havana, who will be accompanied by Cardinal Jaime Ortega.
In the months leading up to the Meeting, families throughout Cuba participated in formation and catechetical events sponsored by their local dioceses, in preparation for the Valencia Meeting.