According to a report by the Bishops Conference of Cuba, a delegation from the Bishops Conference of Mexico, headed up by Conference president Bishop Jose Guadalupe Martin Rabago, arrived this week in Havana to meet with clergy and to celebrate a Mass in honor of Blessed Rafael Guizar y Valencia.

The Mexican prelates will first meet with the Cuban bishops and later with a group of Mexican priests and religious who are stationed in Cuba.  Lastly they will be meet with Caridad Diego, the Communist government’s liaison for Religious Affairs.

The Mexican bishops will also celebrate Mass in Havana, where they will unveil a portrait in memory of Blessed Rafael Guizar y Valencia (1878-1938), Bishop of Veracruz, who spent a number of years in Cuba.  He was beatified by Pope John Paul II in 1995.