Catholics from all around Cuba, and even the U.S., watched and listened as Pope Benedict XVI delivered mass in Santiago, Cuba Monday evening.
Pope Benedict XVI historic trip to Cuba coincides with the 400th anniversary of the appearance of the Virgin of Charity of Cobre, Cuba’s patron. The statue is housed in a church in an old copper mining town on the southeastern coast of Cuba, where Benedict will pray.
Archbishop Thomas Wenski returned to South Florida from Cuba Saturday afternoon. The Catholic church seems to be mending the heart of the Cuban government on its previously tough stance against the religion, he said.
Archbishop Thomas Wenski plans to return to South Florida from Cuba on Saturday. The ceremonies taking place in Cuba come ahead of Pope Benedict XVI’s visit the last week of March.
The Roman Catholic Church announced Monday that Pope Benedict XVI will visit Cuba this spring. The visit would coincide with the celebration the 400th anniversary of the discovery of the image of the Virgin of Charity, Cuba’s patron saint.