Articles of President Raul Castro

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Cuba witnesses story of understanding and peace

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HAVANA is once again the scene of dialogue and understanding. This afternoon, February 12, after an affectionate greeting, the leaders of the Catholic and Russian Orthodox Churches held a private meeting and signed a joint statement, in a ceremony witnessed by President Raúl Castro.

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Patriarch Kirill Highlights Historical Ties between Cuba and Russia

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The leader of the Russian Orthodox Church, His Holiness Kirill, today said that the peoples of Russia and Cuba have been joined for many years by feelings of cooperation and friendship, which are preserved. The Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, who arrived Thursday in Havana for an official visit until Sunday, said he came

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Raúl congratulates Cuban women on FMC’s 55th anniversary

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President Rául Castro sent heartfelt congratulations to women across the island on the 55th anniversary of the Federation of Cuban Women’s founding (FMC). His message was conveyed by the organization’s secretary general, Teresa Amarelle Boué, also a member of the Party Central Committee, during the national celebration of the anniversary in the province of Granma, which was chosen as the event’s site in recognition of the FMC’s accomplishments in the region.

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President Raul Castro Returned to Havana


President Raul Castro returned to this capital yesterday night after a tour of Algeria, Russia and Italy, nations that showed a great hospitality towards the Caribbean nation. Raul Castro was welcomed at the Jose Marti International Airport by Vice President Jose Ramon Machado Ventura, and Interior Minister, Army Corps General Abelardo Colome Ibarra. During the last stage of his tour, the president was welcomed in private audience by Pope Francis for 55 minutes.

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Pope Francis met Cuban President Raul Castro


Pope Francis met today with Cuban President Raul Castro in a private audience of about 55 minutes held in the halls near the Paul VI room of the Vatican. The President travels accompanied by Vicepresident of the Council of Ministers, Ricardo Cabrisas and Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez, among other representatives of his government. He was received by the Swiss guard of honor and the prefect of the Pontiff s House, Georg Gaenswein.

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President Raul Castro Holds Meeting with Algerian Authorities


Cuba”s President Raul Castro, today met with Prime Minister of Algeria Abdelmalek Selal, and with the leader of the National People”s Assembly Mohamed Larbi Ould Khalifa. During the exchanges, which took place in a cordial and friendly atmosphere, the Cuban President recalled that this is his third visit to the African nation and that the two countries have historical ties of friendship and solidarity.