Cuba

Thumbnail cubans rejoice castro death After Fidel

If you grew up, like me, a Cuban-American after the revolution, you grew up waiting for the time “despues de Fidel” or after Fidel. After some...

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Thumbnail damasdeblanco flickrdumplifemihairomanciuccc by nc 20 190515 Ahead of papal visit, Cuba's Women in White fear government crackdown

The leader of a human rights group is concerned that the Cuban government will repeat its 2012 crackdown on opposition activists when Pope Francis...

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Thumbnail maria vadia Catholic author Maria Vadia to speak at prayer breakfast in Los Angeles

The Magnificat, a Catholic ministry for women, will hold its next prayer breakfast on March 25 at 10 a.m., with special guest speaker Maria...

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Thumbnail pilgrims gather in havana cuba for mass during pope benedict xvis visit in march 2012 credit michelle bauman cna cna 4 19 12 2 Cuban bishop says news of papal visit brings 'hope to our hearts'

The announcement of Pope Francis’ upcoming visit to Cuba has brought tremendous joy and hope to the people of the island nation, said a local...

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Thumbnail general audience with pope francis 2 on march 18 2015 credit daniel ibanez cna Cuban bishops: prepare for Pope's visit with works of mercy

In preparation for Pope Francis’ visit to Cuba this fall, the bishops of the island nation are asking the faithful to perform acts of mercy during...

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Thumbnail pope francis meets raul castro may 10 2015 credit losservatore romano cna 1 Cuban bishops welcome pardon of 3,500 prisoners before Pope Francis' visit

The Cuban bishops' conference stated on Friday they “received with profound satisfaction” the decision of the nation's government to pardon 3,522...

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Thumbnail pilgrims gather in cuba for mass during the popes visit in march 2012 credit file photo cna cna 4 19 12 Cuban Church to focus on evangelization in new pastoral plan

The Church in Cuba recently unveiled its pastoral plan for 2014-2020, which will encourage the faithful to engage in evangelization and respond to...

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Thumbnail pilgrims gather in cuba for mass during the popes visit in march 2012 cna us catholic news 4 19 12 Cuban government makes Good Friday official holiday

After granting temporary permission for Cubans to celebrate Good Friday in 2012 and 2013, the Cuban government has decided grant a request made by...

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Thumbnail pope francis embrace 2015 sept 22 Cuban youth who exchanged zucchettos with the Pope felt the 'tenderness of God'

When he learned that a Pope would visit his city for the first time, Manuel Alejandro Rodríguez Yong dreamed of getting a white zucchetto to...

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Thumbnail cuban flag credit steward cutler via flickr cc by nc sa 20 cna 5 11 15 Dates of Pope's Cuba trip announced: Sept. 19-22

Pope Francis’ historic trip to Cuba will take place Sept. 19-22, the Catholic Bishops Conference of Cuba has announced. The dates of the trip were...

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Thumbnail pope francis speaks to the crowd gathered in st peters square on june 15 2015 before the angelus credit  losservatore romano cna 6 15 15 3 Education and play are key to childhood, Pope tells Cuba, US youth

The U.S. embargo on Cuba, education, care of the environment, war, and peace were all themes touched on by Pope Francis in a satellite television...

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Thumbnail cuban flag credit steward cutler via flickr cc by nc sa 20 cna 5 11 15 2 Everything can be taken from you – except your conscience, says former political prisoner

Everyone must be true to their own conscience, a religious freedom advocate and former political prisoner told a gala audience on Thursday.“Even...

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Thumbnail pope francis and fidel castro in a private meeting sept 20 2015 photo courtesy of alex castro cna Fidel Castro, communist leader who met three Popes, dies at 90

Vatican City, Nov 26, 2016 / 03:30 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In an unexpected televised statement, Fidel Castro’s brother and the current president of...

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Thumbnail russian orthodox patriarch kirill l credit patriarchiaru popefrancis r credit alexey gotovsky cna 'First in history' – Pope Francis to meet Russian Patriarch in Cuba

(This article was updated at 2:30p.m. Rome time with comments from Fr. Federico Lombardi)On Friday the Vatican announced that while on his way to...

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Thumbnail pope francis is greeted by children with flowers in santiago de cuba on sept 22 2015 credit losservatore romano cna 9 22 15 For Cubans, the Pope’s visit brought hope - but will it last?

After Pope Francis’ visit as a “missionary of mercy,” Cuba is now in a prime moment to move forward in its relationship with the Church and work...

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Thumbnail pope francis is greeted by children in santiago de cuba on sept 22 2015 credit losservatore romano cna 9 22 15 Francis' message to young Cubans: Dream of a better world

Krakow, Poland, Jul 29, 2016 / 11:13 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis sent a video message to Cuban youth unable to attend World Youth Day on...

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Thumbnail cuban flag credit steward cutler via flickr cc by nc sa 20 cna catholic news 7 24 13 Gratitude and caution over new Cuba policy

Catholic bishops in the U.S. and Cuba rejoiced at the historic announcement of a new relationship between the countries, while some U.S. leaders...

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Thumbnail barbed wire credit benjamin haas via wwwshutterstockcom cna Obama’s plan to close Guantanamo echoes call of US bishops

U.S. President Barack Obama announced on Tuesday his intent to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility in Cuba, a proposal that Catholic...

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