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Religious and activists from 23 nations ask to remove Cuba from the list of State sponsors of terrorism


About 300 faith-based organizations, churches, believers and activists from 23 nations signed a petition asking US Secretary of State Antony Blinken to remove Cuba from the list of state sponsors of terrorism. Among the signatories of the petition are the Nobel Peace Prize winner Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, the Japanese nun Filo Hirota, members of the World Council of Churches, the Communion of Reformed Churches of Cuba, and Chris Ferguson, reverend of the Reformed University and pastor of the United Church of Canada.

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Pope Francis: Humanity is globalized, but poverty, injustice and inequality remain


The great recession of 2007, public debt, covid, the Ukraine war, global threats. And meanwhile: “cruel” conflicts throughout the world, the explosion of migrations, climate change, endemic poverty because, during these years, “while some men and women improved their daily lives, another part suffered unscrupulous elections, becoming the main victims of a kind of counter-development”. It is a stark analysis, as stark as the reality that the world has been forced to face in the last fifteen years, that of Pope Francis in his speech to Deloitte Global.

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Díaz-Canel receives religious leaders


The President of the Republic of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, yesterday afternoon received Rudelmar Bueno de Faria and James E. Winkler, general secretaries of the Joint Alliance of Churches and the National Council of Churches of Christ, from the United States, as well as Brazilian theologian Frei Betto, Antonio Santana Hernández and Joel Ortega Dopico, president and executive secretary of the Cuban Council of Churches, respectively.

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Serving together, a call to life

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Two decades of collaboration based on joint work, commitment to life, and empowerment of persons with disabilities, were celebrated by the Cuban Council of Churches (CIC) and the humanitarian development organization CBM International.

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New Archbishop of Havana assumes his post


The ceremony was attended by Salvador Valdés Mesa, member of the Party Political Bureau and a vice president of the Council of State; Caridad Diego, head of the Party Central Committee Office of Religious Affairs; Party and government authorities of the capital; and members of the diplomatic corps accredited to Cuba.

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Message from Patriarch Kirill to Raúl

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The Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia sent a letter to the President of the Councils of State and Ministers of the Republic of Cuba

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New Confucius Institute headquarters opened in Havana

Confucios Institute

After six years of work, the University of Havana’s Confucius Institute finally has a permanent headquarters, located in the building which was once home to the old Pacífico restaurant, an emblematic structure in the capital’s China Town. The completely renovated facility was inaugurated October 14, in a ceremony which saw the participation of Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, first vice president of Cuba’s Councils of State and Ministers.

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Frei Betto awarded honorary doctorate in Havana

Frei Betto

Dominican friar, liberation theologian, researcher, journalist and popular educator, Frei Betto is a tireless fighter for the just causes of the oppressed peoples of the world, a man committed to social change; the author of over 50 books of different literary genres and themes. His book Fidel and Religion was the result of 23 hours of conversation with the leader of the Cuban Revolution, for whom he feels a deep admiration.

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Pope Francis Ends Visit to the US in Philadelphia

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Pope Francis concludes his five-day tour of the United States with a mass in Philadelphia, which will serve as a culmination to the 8th World Meeting of Families today. After a long Saturday, the Pope will meet with bishops in the chapel of St. Martin, from the Seminary St. Carlos Borromeo, and then will visit the Curran-Fromhold Prison.

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Pope Francis calls on UN to protect the environment

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On Friday, September 25, speaking before the UN General Assembly, Pope Francis called on the organization to protect the environment given its importance to ensuring social, political and economic inclusion worldwide. Upon arrival at the institution’s headquarters, Pope Francis was received by UN Secretary-General, Ban ki-moon.