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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

Consejo de Iglesias

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.

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Pope Francis speaks to U.S. Congress


The Pontiff advocates for immigrants rights and the abolition of the death penalty, while calling for greater consciousness of human impact on the environment. During his speech before the U.S. Congress in Washington, Pope Francis advocated for immigrants rights and the abolition of the death penalty, while calling for greater consciousness of human impact on the environment.

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Message from Pope Francis, sent from flight en route to U.S.


Message from flight ALITALIA 4001, to the honorable Raúl Castro Ruz, President of the Republic of Cuba’s Councils of State and Ministers, Following my departure from Cuba, I would like to express my profound gratitude to your excellency and the entire Cuban people for the warm welcome to the country.
I invoke the blessing of almighty God for you all and promise you my prayers for peace and prosperity.
Pope Francis