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Archbishop Dionisio Guillermo García of Santiago de Cuba prays before an image of Mary in the Basilica National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Charity on March 24, 2024.

Cuban archbishop makes emotional plea to Virgin Mary for electricity, food, and freedom 

Mar 26, 2024

By Diego López Marina

The archbishop of Santiago de Cuba, Dionisio Guillermo García, offered a lengthy prayer before the nation’s patroness, the Virgin of... 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

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 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

The Church of San Benito Abad in San Benito del Crucero, Cuba.

A new church in Cuba after years of persecution

Oct 2, 2020

The recent construction and dedication of a church building in Cuba represents a “small miracle”, according to the Claretian priest... Read more

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

Francis' letter to Cubans: Imitate Mary's joy, haste, perseverance

Sep 7, 2014

Marking the feast of the patroness of Cuba, Our Lady of Charity of El Cobre, Pope Francis on Monday sent... Read more