Pope John Paul II
Pope Benedict XVI stunned the Catholic world Monday morning by announcing his resignation from the job effective at the end of February.
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.
The head of the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Benedict XVI, will visit Cuba this Spring. Monsignor Jose Feliz Perez, who is in Cuba, said Pope Benedict will formally announce the trip on Monday.