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Cuban Catholics process with a statute of St. James on July 25, 2022, the saint's feast day, in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba.

St. James the Apostle honored with procession in Cuban city bearing his name

Jul 29, 2022

By CNA Staff

The celebration also commemorated the 507th anniversary of the founding of Santiago (St. James) de Cuba. 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

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Bishops of Puerto Rico express their solidarity with Cuban bishops’ 'desire for freedom'

Nov 28, 2021

By ACI Prensa

The Puerto Rican Bishops’ Conference expressed its solidarity with the desire of the Cuban bishops “to be heard, for peace,... 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

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Havana, Cuba.

Here's a look at the state of the Church Pope Francis will find in Cuba

Sep 9, 2015

Just 357 priest working to evangelize 11.2 million people, along with 2,000 faithful who offer their homes where there are... Read more

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Despite repression, Cuban youth celebrate WYD in Brazil

Jul 24, 2013

A group of young pilgrims from Cuba have arrived in Brazil to celebrate the 28th World Youth Day despite initial... Read more

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After decades-long ban, Christmas holds new meaning for Cuba

Dec 4, 2012

Local Catholics say that the reinstatement of Christmas as a national holiday in 1997 after decades of being outlawed has... Read more

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Cuban officials slammed for jailing dissident's disabled son

Nov 2, 2012

Cuban dissident Rosa Maria Rodriguez has denounced the local government for imprisoning her mentally impaired son as retaliation for her... Read more

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Late Miami bishop leaves $60,000 to Cuban diocese

Jun 12, 2012

The Archdiocese of Miami announced that Auxiliary Bishop Agustin Roman, who passed away April 11, left behind a donation of... Read more

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Women in White confident in Cardinal Ortega's diplomacy

Jun 8, 2012

Berta Soler, the leader of the protest group Women in White, said she trusts Havana’s archbishop will be able to... Read more