Pope Benedict XVI
Miami’s Cuban exile community is mourning the loss of a spiritual leader.
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.
Good Friday has been declared a holiday in Cuba for the first time in decades following an appeal by Pope Benedict XVI.
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.
Hope for change is in the air again in Cuba. But for more than five decades, hopes for freedom have been dashed.
Pope Benedict XVI is in Cuba Monday evening preparing for a mass inside the Lady of Charity Church. While people are packed inside the church in Cuba, there are mixed emotions about the Pope’s visit in South Florida.
Just hours away from his departure to Cuba as leader of religious pilgrims bound to see Pope Benedict the 16th, Miami Archbishop Thomas Wenski helped the faithful prepare Saturday with a Mass. “Lord be the companion of our journey,” Archbishop Wenski prayed.
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.
A group of Cuban dissidents that had barricaded themselves inside a Havana church to demand an audience with Pope Benedict XVI have been removed by Cuban authorities, according to the BBC.
While the Cuban community paraded the 400-year-old statue of the their Patron Saint, the Virgin of Charity of El Cobre into the town of Casablanca; Cuban Cardinal Jaime Ortega spoke about the Pope’s upcoming visit to Cuba in 2012.