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Adrián Martínez Cádiz, EWTN correspondent

Cuban dictatorship fines EWTN correspondent and threatens him during interrogation

Oct 21, 2022

By CNA Staff

On Friday, the police of the dictatorship in Cuba interrogated Adrián Martínez Cádiz, EWTN correspondent in Havana, and later fined... Read more

Citizen protests against the Cuban regime in Nuevitas, Camagüey, August 2022.

Cuba threatens citizens to keep them from joining demonstrations

Oct 21, 2022

By Eduardo Berdejo

Eduardo Cardet, coordinator of the Christian Liberation Movement, charged that the residents of Velasco, a town in the Cuban province... Read more

Adrián Martínez Cádiz, a news correspondent for EWTN, posted a summons he received from Cuba's Ministry of the Interior on his Facebook account Oct. 19, 2022.

EWTN correspondent in Cuba asks for prayers ahead of interrogation

Oct 21, 2022

By Diego Lopez Marina

Adrián Martínez Cádiz, who only started working with EWTN on Oct. 12, has asked his supporters to pray Psalm 91... Read more

Father Bladimir Navarro with a Cuban couple aided by Cobijo

Catholics launch initiative in Spain to help fleeing Cubans

Oct 5, 2022

By Eduardo Berdejo

With the increasing number of Cubans settling in Madrid, a group of Catholics has launched the Cobijo Project to welcome... Read more

Jesuit Father David Pantaleón

Cuban dictatorship expels superior of Jesuits from the island

Sep 15, 2022

By CNA Staff

The Cuban dictatorship has expelled Father David Pantaleón, who served as superior of the Jesuits, from the island by not... Read more

Citizen protests against the Cuban regime in Nuevitas, Camagüey, August 2022.

Religious stand in solidarity with those arrested during repression of protests in Cuba

Aug 30, 2022

By CNA Staff

The Cuban Conference of Religious Men and Women posted a message of solidarity with the hundreds of citizens persecuted or... Read more

A man waves a Cuban flag during a demonstration against the government of Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel in Havana, July 11, 2021.

Archbishop asks Virgin Mary to intercede for release of jailed Cubans

Jul 20, 2022

By CNA Staff

Archbishop Dionisio García of Santiago de Cuba asked the Virgin Mary to move the hearts of those who can determine... Read more

Cubans in Havana protest in the streets and cry for freedom on July 11, 2021.

Priest says worst poverty in Cuba is ‘lack of freedom’

Jul 18, 2022

By CNA Staff

In a recent interview with Aid to the Church in Need, Father Bladimir Navarro of Spain discussed the dire situation... Read more

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