Pope in Cuba

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Spokesman reveals Pope discussed Cuban dissidents with Castro

Mar 27, 2012

Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi said that Pope Benedict discussed the situation of Cuban dissidents, especially those in prison, during... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI

In message to youth, Pope asks for ‘missionaries of joy’

Mar 27, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI will challenge young Catholics to be “missionaries of joy” in his message for this Sunday’s World Youth... Read more

A Fraterna making a vestment for the Pope's visit to Cuba. Courtesy of the Fraterna's Marian Community of Reconciliation

Vestments for Pope's Mass in Cuba arrive with love from Peru

Mar 27, 2012

The cassocks and stoles used by over 150 priests and deacons during Mass presided by Pope Benedict in Santiago, Cuba... Read more

Mercedes Hernandez Valdez, 68, is a volunteer with Caritas Cubana and runs a soup kitchen in San Agustin parish in Havana to feed the elderly.

Church in Cuba helps elderly make ends meet

Mar 27, 2012

With 18 percent of its 11 million people over the age of 60, Cuba is the country in Latin America... Read more


Cuban paper attempts to outline similarities of Christianity, Communism

Mar 27, 2012

As Pope Benedict arrives for his historic visit to Cuba, a major newspaper in the country ran articles attempting to... Read more

The Virgin of Charity of El Cobre.

In Cobre, Pope entrusts Cuba's future to the Virgin of Charity

Mar 27, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI committed Cuba's future to the intercession of the Virgin Mary, as he prayed for the suffering and... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI at the solemn papal Mass in Santiago, March 26, 2012.

Pope urges Cubans to follow Mary in patient faith

Mar 26, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

Pope Benedict XVI encouraged the people of Cuba to imitate Mary in having an “active and fruitful” faith which leads... Read more

Havana Cathedral.

Havana holy sites attract pilgrims prior to papal visit

Mar 26, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

In the days leading up to Pope Benedict XVI’s historic visit to Cuba, pilgrims to the country are gaining glimpses... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI March 25, 2012.

Pope calls for shift in Cuban 'cultural and moral direction'

Mar 26, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

Shortly after arriving in Cuba, Pope Benedict XVI encouraged the nation to embrace moral values that will contribute to building... Read more

Pope says ‘adios’ to Mexico, heads to Cuba

Mar 26, 2012

Pope Benedict said farewell to Mexico with the promise that this “is not the end of my affection and my... Read more

Archbishop Thomas Wenski speaks at the Jan. 12, 2012 press conference on the upcoming visit to Cuba. Courtesy of the Archdiocese of Miami

Catholic pilgrims from Miami archdiocese to join Pope in Cuba

Jan 14, 2012

By Kevin J. Jones

The Archdiocese of Miami is organizing a pilgrimage to Cuba for the visit of Pope Benedict XVI, Archbishop Thomas Wenski... Read more