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Pope Francis is greeted by children with flowers in Santiago de Cuba on Sept. 22, 2015.

For Cubans, the Pope’s visit brought hope - but will it last?

After Pope Francis’ visit as a “missionary of mercy,” Cuba is now in a prime moment to move forward in... Read more

Pope Francis arrives at St. Peter's Square for the General Audience, Sept. 30, 2015.

Pope Francis lauds Archbishop Chaput's 'great love for the family'

Pope Francis reviewed his recent trip to Cuba and the United States during his General Audience on Wednesday, calling the... Read more

Pope Francis aboard the papal flight from Cuba to Washington, D.C., Sept. 22, 2015.

Full transcript of Pope's in-flight interview from Cuba to US

Speaking to journalists aboard Tuesday's flight from Cuba to Joint Base Andrews, outside Washington, D.C., Pope Francis discussed his time... Read more

Cuban youth who exchanged zucchettos with the Pope felt the 'tenderness of God'

When he learned that a Pope would visit his city for the first time, Manuel Alejandro Rodríguez Yong dreamed of... Read more

Pope Francis greets a family at Our Lady of the Assumption Cathedral, Santiago de Cuba, Sept. 22, 2015.

Pope blesses unborn children around the world while meeting with Cuban families

Pope Francis met with families on Tuesday at Our Lady of the Assumption Cathedral in Santiago de Cuba, thanking those... Read more

Pope Francis preaches during Mass at the basilica shrine of Our Lady of Charity of El Cobre in Santiago de Cuba, Sept. 22, 2015.

Pope asks Cubans to imitate Mary's 'revolution of tenderness'

During Mass on Tuesday Pope Francis praised the rich devotion to Our Lady of Charity seeded in the hearts of... Read more

Pope Francis arrives to say Mass in Havana, Sept. 20, 2015.

Nine things you missed from Pope Francis' time in Havana

In an intense Sunday, Pope Francis on Sept. 21 said a Mass attended by 200,000 people in Havana's Revolution Square,... Read more

Pope Francis arrives in Holguin Revolution Square, Havana to celebrate Mass on Sept. 21, 2015.

Pope Francis: Do you believe that Christ can transform you?

Pope Francis Monday celebrated his second public Mass during his papal visit to Cuba, reflecting that an encounter with Christ... Read more

Pope Francis greets participants in a youth meeting in Havana Sept. 20, 2015.

Pope Francis unplugged: The Holy Father speaks from the heart to young Cubans

Pope Francis set aside his prepared remarks to respond to the dreams and hopes of young people who spoke to... Read more

Pope Francis at Vespers with priests, religious and seminarians in Havana's cathedral Sept. 20, 2015.

Let poverty be your mother, Pope Francis tells religious in Cuba

Pope Francis on Sunday spoke from the heart about the importance of spiritual poverty, the danger of worldly wealth and... Read more

Fidel Castro and Father Amando Llorente, S.J.

Pope Francis' gift to Castro: a challenging message from Cuban leader's old teacher

Pope Francis met with Fidel Castro on Sunday and gave him a special gift: a book and two CDs with... Read more

Pope Francis and Fidel Castro in a private meeting, Sept. 20, 2015. Photo courtesy of Alex Castro.

Pope Francis gifts Fidel Castro with copy of 'Laudato Si'

The Vatican has confirmed that Pope Francis and former Cuban president Fidel Castro held a brief meeting after Sunday Mass... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in Havana's Revolutionary Square before Mass, Sept. 20, 2015.

Colombian peace talks must not fail, Pope says during Cuba trip

Pope Francis prayed for the ongoing negotiations between FARC rebels and the Colombian government happening in Cuba right now saying... Read more

Pope Francis gives his homily during Mass in Havana's Revolutionary Square on Sept. 20, 2015.

Pope in Cuba: Christians serve people, not ideology

In his first Mass during apostolic trip to Cuba, Pope Francis centered his homily on the Christian call to service,... Read more

Pope Francis prays with journalists on the papal flight en route to South Korea on Aug. 14, 2014.

Pope deeply moved by plight of Vatican-housed refugee family

As he began his 10-day trip to Cuba and the United States, Pope Francis was seen off by a Syrian... Read more

Pope Francis arrives in Havana, Cuba on Sept. 19, 2015.

Restoration of ties with US a sign of hope, Pope says in Cuba

Pope Francis landed in Havana on Saturday, the first of his 9-day visit to Cuba and the United States, telling... Read more

Cuban pilgrims gathered in St. Peter's Square for the General Audience, April 22, 2015.

Cubans hope papal visit will rekindle faith

The Church in Cuba has undertaken a movement of spiritual and missionary preparation for Pope Francis' arrival tomorrow, which has... Read more

Pope Francis meets Cuban president Raul Castro at the Vatican, May 10, 2015.

Cuban bishops welcome pardon of 3,500 prisoners before Pope Francis' visit

The Cuban bishops' conference stated on Friday they “received with profound satisfaction” the decision of the nation's government to pardon... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on May 28, 2014.

Pope Francis will likely meet Fidel Castro during Cuba visit

While Pope Francis is in Cuba next week chances are high that he will meet with former president Fidel Castro,... Read more

Pope Francis outside the Naples cathedral, March 21, 2015.

In Cuba, Pope Francis will be a 'Missionary of Mercy'

The Cuban bishops have announced that the theme for Pope Francis' Sept. 19-22 visit to their nation will be “Missionary... Read more