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In midst of unprecedented protests in Cuba, Christian Movement calls for free elections

Jul 11, 2021

By Alejandro Bermudez

On Sunday, July 11th, the Christian Liberation Movement (MCL) called on Cubans to continue to pressure Cuban communist authorities to... Read more

San Cristobal Cathedral, Havana

Church official visits Cuban dissident leader on hunger strike

May 3, 2021

The chancellor of the Archdiocese of Havana reportedly visited Cuban dissident Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara on April 30, and attempted... Read more

United Nations Offices in Geneva, Switzerland, home of the UNHRC.

Addition of Cuba, China, Russia to UN Human Rights Council draws criticism

Oct 15, 2020

A human rights group in Cuba criticized the election of China, Cuba, and Russia to the UN Human Rights Council,... Read more

The replica statue of Our Lady of Charity of El Cobre, which was enthroned in the Vatican Gardens, Aug. 28, 2014.

Who is Our Lady of Charity of El Cobre?

Sep 8, 2020

September 8 marks the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. For the faithful in Cuba  - and... Read more

Democracy activists in Cuba report ongoing repression

Jan 30, 2020

A pro-democracy group in Cuba says its members are continuing to experience repression and harassment from police and government officials... Read more

For pregnant women in Cuba, Project Hope offers alternative to abortion

Nov 19, 2019

With much of Cuban society today losing a sense of the value of human life, a Polish nun on the... Read more

The late Cardinal Jaime Ortega celebrates his last Mass as Archbishop of Havana May 7, 2016.

Cardinal Jaime Ortega, Archbishop of Havana for 34 years, dies at 82

Jul 27, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Cardinal Jaime Lucas Ortega y Alamino, who served as Archbishop of Havana for more than 34 years, died Friday at... Read more

New Cuban election law is far from real reform, activist group says

Jul 12, 2019

The Christian Liberation Movement denounced the election reform law recently passed by Cuba’s National Assembly, charging that it still allows... Read more

Havana Cathedral.

Salvation is found in Jesus - not in ideologies - says Cuban priest

Apr 23, 2019

While recent policy changes in the U.S. have left the people of Cuba facing increasing uncertainty, the message of the... Read more

Cuban Flag.

US bishops call for engagement amid Trump's policy change on Cuba

Jun 20, 2017

President Donald Trump’s changes to U.S. policy on Cuba will end up weakening human rights in the island country, the... Read more

St. Lawrence Sister Parish in Cuba.

The first Catholic church in 60 years is being built in Cuba

May 18, 2017

Funded by a parish in Florida, a new Catholic church is being built in Cuba and is the first the... Read more

US bishop disappointed over new policy toward Cuban migrants

Jan 15, 2017

On Friday, the U.S. bishops’ migration chair criticized the Obama administration’s denial of decades-old special protections for Cuban migrants to... Read more

A view of the facade of St. Peter's Basilica from the Vaticans Apostolic Palace.

Guantanamo bishop moving to a new archdiocese

Dec 6, 2016

By Elise Harris

On Tuesday, the Vatican announced that Bishop Wilfredo Pino Estévez, who has led the Cuban diocese of Guantánamo-Baracoa for the... Read more

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That time JPII changed Fidel Castro's mind about Christmas

Dec 3, 2016

After Fidel Castro gained power in Cuba in 1959, he spent the next decade slowly imposing socialism on the country,... Read more

Pope Francis and Fidel Castro in a private meeting, Sept. 20, 2015. Photo courtesy of Alex Castro.

UPDATED: Fidel Castro, communist leader who met three Popes, dies at 90

Nov 26, 2016

By Elise Harris

After hearing of the death of Fidel Castro, former president and leader communist revolution in Cuba, late Friday evening, Pope... Read more

Pope Francis is greeted by children in Santiago de Cuba, Sept. 22, 2015.

Francis' message to young Cubans: Dream of a better world

Jul 29, 2016

Pope Francis sent a video message to Cuban youth unable to attend World Youth Day on Friday, encouraging them to... Read more

Archbishop Juan de la Caridad García Rodríguez.

Pope Francis names new archbishop of Havana, Cuba

Apr 26, 2016

The Holy See announced Tuesday that Pope Francis has appointed Archbishop Juan de la Caridad García Rodríguez of Camagüey to... Read more

Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill (L)

'First in history' – Pope Francis to meet Russian Patriarch in Cuba

Feb 5, 2016

By Elise Harris

On Friday the Vatican announced that while on his way to Mexico, Pope Francis will stop in Cuba to meet... Read more

Pope Francis is greeted by children with flowers in Santiago de Cuba on Sept. 22, 2015.

For Cubans, the Pope’s visit brought hope - but will it last?

Oct 9, 2015

By Kevin J. Jones

After Pope Francis’ visit as a “missionary of mercy,” Cuba is now in a prime moment to move forward in... Read more

Cuban youth who exchanged zucchettos with the Pope felt the 'tenderness of God'

Sep 22, 2015

When he learned that a Pope would visit his city for the first time, Manuel Alejandro Rodríguez Yong dreamed of... Read more