For the first time in half a century, a cargo ship carrying humanitarian supplies is on it’s way to Havana, Cuba.
Endurance swimmer Penny Palfrey muscled past the halfway mark Saturday as she pushed through the Florida Straits, enduring jellyfish stings but otherwise encountering perfect conditions in her attempt to become the first woman to swim unassisted more than 100 miles from Cuba to the Florida Keys.
A Havana born priest who Pope Benedict XVI mentioned during a homily in his recent visit to Cuba has received what many view as the first step toward sainthood.
Pope Benedict XVI headed back to Vatican City after a three-day trip to Cuba.
Students at St. Agatha Catholic school in West Miami-Dade got more than a lesson in religion, watching Pope Benedict the 16th’s historic mass at Revolution Plaza in Havana Wednesday morning. They learned about the impact communism has had on religion on the island.
Pilgrims from South Florida and Cuba’s faithful gathered at Old Havana’s historic cathedral as Miami Archbishop Thomas Wenski celebrated mass alongside members of the Cuban clergy.
For the faithful, the best thing is to be in Cuba to see the pope in person, but if that’s just not possible, there are a number of places in South Florida where you can go to watch with others to share the experience.
Pope Benedict XVI is expected to arrive in Mexico Friday, but unlike his predecessor Pope John Paul II, the excitement level may not be as high for the current Holy See.
They’re the images that Raul Castro’s government doesn’t want you to see. Secret videos show terrible conditions at Cuba’s largest and most notorious prison, Havana’s Combinado del Este.
A sister of Cuban leaders Fidel and Raul Castro died at a clinic in Havana following a long illness.