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A protest of Cuba's communist government in Havana, July 11, 2021.

Cuban bishops back freedom of expression ahead of protests

Nov 12, 2021

By Diego Lopez Marina

The Cuban bishops’ conference on Thursday indicated its support for the right of citizens to express themselves freely, without fear... Read more

The Cuban flag.

Cuban priests urge authorities not to repress planned protests

Nov 11, 2021

By Diego Lopez Marina

A group of Cuban priests signed a letter addressed to the Cuban authorities Wednesday urging them not to use violence... Read more

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Cuban socialism has been a failure and the left must face up to it, priest says

Oct 5, 2021

By Diego Lopez Marina

Fr. Alberto Reyes Pías, a priest of the Archdiocese of Camagüey, addressed Monday those who have leftist political preferences, asking... Read more

Spanish parish collects medicine to send to Cuba

Aug 17, 2021

By Blanca Ruiz

A parish in metropolitan Valencia is preparing shipments of medicine to Cuba thanks to the generosity of hundreds of people... Read more

Protests in Havana, July 11, 2021.

Cuban priest decries summary trials of protesters without a defense lawyer

Aug 3, 2021

By Diego Lopez Marina

Participants in last month’s protests of Cuba’s communist government are facing summary trials without adequate legal aid, a Jesuit priest... Read more

US bishops and priests in the Cuban diaspora send video message back home

Jul 26, 2021

By Diego Lopez Marina

In an eight-minute video, about 30 American bishops and priests of the Cuban diaspora sent their prayers and a message... Read more

July 11, 2021: Cubans protest in Havana

CRS warns of ‘hunger pandemic’ afflicting the elderly in Cuba

Jul 26, 2021

By Diego Lopez Marina

The director of the Hispanic Development Unit of Catholic Relief Services (CRS), Ana Gloria Rivas-Vásquez, called for Catholics around the... Read more

People demonstrate, some holding Cuban flags, during a protest against the Cuban government at Versailles Restaurant in Miami, on July 12, 2021. - Havana on Monday blamed a US "policy of economic suffocation" for unprecedented protests against Cuba's communist government as Washington pointed the finger at "decades of repression" in the one-party state. Credit: Eva Marie Uzcategui/AFP via Getty Images.

Cuban government preparing a law regulating dissidents’ defense lawyers

Jul 22, 2021

By David Ramos

Cuba’s communist government has drafted a law that would equate the role of dissidents’ defense lawyers with that of public... Read more

A statue of Our Lady of Charity of Cobre, patroness of Cuba.

Archbishop prays to Our Lady of Charity for youth arrested amid Cuba protests

Jul 20, 2021

By Harumi Suzuki

During Mass on Sunday the Archbishop of Santiago de Cuba prayed to Our Lady of Charity for the release of... Read more

Pope Francis delivers an Angelus address at the Vatican.

Pope Francis says he is close to ‘the dear Cuban people’ after largest protests in decades

Jul 18, 2021

By CNA Staff

He made the comment in his first Angelus address at the Vatican since undergoing surgery. Read more

Seminarian Rafael Cruz Dévora

Cuba protests: Seminarian released by police

Jul 17, 2021

By ACI Prensa

Rafael Cruz Dévora, a seminarian who was arrested on Monday after participating in protests of Cuba’s communist government, was released... Read more

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