Church in Cuba

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Cuban bishops’ Christmas message: Challenges, exodus, call to faith in adversity

Dec 15, 2023

By Andrés Henríquez

The Cuban bishops noted that “a very difficult year” is ending for the island due to the dramatic situation in... Read more

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Priest: Cuban government threatening religious who express opinion on country’s situation

Jul 24, 2023

By Eduardo Berdejo

Father Alberto Reyes recently stated that members of the Church who denounce the injustices that occur in the country get... Read more

Pope Francis meets Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel on Tuesday, June 20, 2023, at the Vatican.

Pope Francis meets with president of Cuba

Jun 20, 2023

By Almudena Martínez-Bordiú

The pope on Tuesday welcomed Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel to the Vatican, where the two spoke for 40 minutes. Read more

Father Leandro NaunHung.

Parents of priest in Cuba attacked with machetes in home invasion

Jun 8, 2023

By Diego Lopez Marina

The priest posted an update on Facebook on his parents’ health, stating that his mother “only received minor blows” but... Read more

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Gas shortage in Cuba: Priest needs electric bicycle to offer Mass in distant parishes

May 9, 2023

By Walter Sanchez Silva

Father Kenny Fernández Delgado, a priest of the Archdiocese of Havana, shared a series of tweets about his difficulties reaching... Read more

The bishops of Cuba meet with the government April 26, 2023.

Cuban bishops present vision for country in meeting with communist government

May 1, 2023

By Eduardo Berdejo

The bishops presented to the communist government “their criteria and vision regarding the reality that the Cuban people are experiencing.” Read more

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Priest says Church in Cuba in position to propose transition from communism to free society

Apr 23, 2023

By Eduardo Berdejo

In recent months, the economic and social situation has worsened in Cuba, where 72% of the inhabitants live below the... Read more

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Cuban bishops ask the faithful to pray for the Church in Nicaragua on Ash Wednesday

Feb 22, 2023

By Eduardo Berdejo

“In fraternal communion with our Nicaraguan brothers and sisters, we invite the Cuban Catholic faithful to pray for that suffering... Read more

Members of the Cuban Coast Guard hand out life jackets to migrants on a drifting boat in Havana on Dec. 12, 2022.

Archbishop prays that the day will come when no Cuban will have to leave his country

Dec 20, 2022

By CNA Staff

“Let us pray for our people, ... mainly for immigration, because of which so many families have been separated,” Archbishop... Read more

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Priest decries lack of religious freedom in Cuba

Dec 15, 2022

By CNA Staff

Father Alberto Reyes, a priest of the Archdiocese of Camagüey, Cuba, charged in a Dec. 14 Facebook post that there... Read more

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Cuban priest: Dignity comes from God, not the government

Dec 1, 2022

By CNA Staff

Father Alberto Reyes, a priest in Cuba, recently shared a reflection on Facebook about human dignity as experienced in his... Read more

Communion hosts

The Church in Cuba will once again have Communion hosts thanks to donations of flour

Nov 17, 2022

By CNA Staff

The Discalced Carmelites of St. Teresa had informed all the dioceses Nov. 2 that they could no longer produce hosts... Read more

Adrián Martínez Cádiz, EWTN correspondent in Cuba

Cuban dictatorship to interrogate EWTN correspondent a second time

Nov 16, 2022

By CNA Staff

The Cuban dictatorship’s National Revolutionary Police once again summoned Adrián Martínez Cádizfor an “interview” or interrogation on Nov. 16. Read more

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Shortage of wheat flour means no more Communion hosts in Cuba

Nov 3, 2022

By CNA Staff

“We have been working with the little flour that was left and what was in reserve has already run out,”... 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

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

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