Denver Newsroom, Jul 29, 2022 / 03:46 am
A large number of Catholics from the Archdiocese of Santiago de Cuba participated in a procession July 25 to celebrate the feast of their patron, St. James the Apostle.
The special event also commemorated the 507th anniversary of the founding of Santiago (St. James) de Cuba.
Archbishop Dionisio García Ibáñez, who was joined by almost all the archdiocese’s clergy, celebrated a Mass the same day in the Basilica Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption. “Teenagers from various parishes in the city" helped organize the Mass, the archdiocese noted on its website.
In his homily, García recalled the time when the Spanish founded the city and placed it under the patronage of St. James.