Archive of March 26, 2012

Pope urges Cubans to follow Mary in patient faith

Mar 26, 2012 - 06:15 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI encouraged the people of Cuba to imitate Mary in having an “active and fruitful” faith which leads to authentic freedom by embracing God’s will despite hardships.

Havana holy sites attract pilgrims prior to papal visit

Mar 26, 2012 - 05:04 pm .- In the days leading up to Pope Benedict XVI’s historic visit to Cuba, pilgrims to the country are gaining glimpses into the Church’s joys and sufferings through visits to holy sites in the capital city of Havana.

Pope calls for shift in Cuban 'cultural and moral direction'

Mar 26, 2012 - 03:32 pm .- Shortly after arriving in Cuba, Pope Benedict XVI encouraged the nation to embrace moral values that will contribute to building “a better future.”

Pope says ‘adios’ to Mexico, heads to Cuba

Mar 26, 2012 - 02:56 pm .- Pope Benedict said farewell to Mexico with the promise that this “is not the end of my affection and my closeness to a country so very dear to me.”

Vatican hosts first cultural summit of African ambassadors

Mar 26, 2012 - 02:15 pm .- The first cultural summit of African ambassadors to the Holy See is being hailed as a success by its organizers.

Lay leaders defend Cuban bishops' stance towards government

Mar 26, 2012 - 12:12 pm .- As Pope Benedict's historic March 26-29 visit to Cuba begins today, several lay Catholic leaders on the island voiced support for the Cuban bishops' non-confrontational stance toward the Communist government.