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Pope Francis arrives tomorrow


Pope Francis, the Pontiff of the Catholic Church and Vatican City head of state will arrive in Cuba Saturday, September 19 to begin an apostolic visit which will continue through the 22nd. The Pope will have a courtesy meeting with the President of Cuba’s Councils of State and Ministers, Raúl Castro Ruz, and complete a program of pastoral activities in Havana, Holguín and Santiago de Cuba.

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Welcome Pope Francis


Pope Francis, the Pontiff of the Catholic Church, and the head of state of Vatican City, will make an apostolic visit to Cuba, September 19-22. Beginning with his arrival in Havana, he will receive a cordial welcome from the Cuban government and the capital city’s people. Pope Francis will be able to appreciate the respect, affection and hospitality which we will all proffer during his stay in our homeland.

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Díaz–Canel meets with Cuban religious representatives and fraternal associations

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The First Vice President of the Councils of State and Ministers, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, met with almost a hundred representatives of different religious institutions and fraternal associations on Monday, September 14, at the Party Central Committee, as part of the dialogues initiated a little over 30 years ago, with the first meeting between Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro and the Cuban Council of Churches.

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Respect and friendship

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Official diplomatic relations between the Vatican and Cuba were established in 1935, and have been maintained since then without interruption. The 80 year history of these ties has been marked by important events, among them Pope John Paul’s five-day stay on the island in 1998, and the 2012 trip of Benedict XVI.

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In anticipation of an important visit

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“Look, I worked there!” is the cry of Carlos Cabrera Peña, who has worked in the construction sector and as a carpenter with the Metal Productions Company (Epromap) for decades, as he watches images on the TV or reads the newspapers in the company of a neighbor or friend. This expression sums up his days spent working intensely under the hot sun preparing for the Pope’s visit.