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Pope Francis officiates Mass in Havana

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The Gospel shows us Jesus asking a seemingly indiscreet question of his disciples: “What were you discussing along the way?” It is a question which he could also ask each of us today: “What do you talk about every day?” “What are your aspirations?” The Gospel tells us that the disciples “did not answer because on the way they had been arguing about who was the most important”. The disciples were ashamed to tell Jesus what they were talking about. As with the disciples then, we too can be caught up in these same arguments: who is the most important?

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Pope Francis Arrives in Cuba

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Pope Francis arrived in Cuba on his tenth trip abroad, which also includes a visit to the United States, where it will be until September 27th. The Alitalia flight AZ4000 that brought him from Rome touched Cuban soil at 15:51 local time with flags of the Vatican and Cuban waving in the cockpit.He was welcome at Havana Jose Marti International Airport by President Raul Castro and a group of children, who gave him flowers. Cardinal Jaime Ortega, archbishop of Havana was also part of the delegation that welcomed the Supreme Pontiff.

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Argentina’s President Honored for Invitation to Pope’s Mass in Cuba

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Cristina Fernandez calls attend Mass honor of the Pope in Cuba Havana, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) The president of Argentina, Cristina Fernandez, today described as an honor the invitation to attend an historic event in Cuba as the Mass of Pope Francis, scheduled for tomorrow in the Plaza of the Revolution.

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Cuban television to broadcast a video message from Pope Francis

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This Thursday, September 17, at 8.30 p.m., Cuban Television’s Information System with broadcast a video message from Pope Francis to the Cuban people, in the lead up to his apostolic visit to the island, scheduled for September 19-22.

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Welcome Pope Francis

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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.

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Raúl receives Cardinal Jaime Ortega

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During the cordial meeting, the two discussed the progress of preparations for His Holiness Pope Francis’ upcoming visit to Cuba and issues of mutual interest between the Cuban State and the Catholic Church.

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Visita a Fidel la reverenda Joan Campbell

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En la noche de este jueves, el líder histórico de la Revolución Cu bana, Fidel Castro Ruz, recibió a la reverenda Joan Brown Cam p bell, quien realiza una visita a nuestro país invitada por el Semina rio Evangélico de Teología de Matanzas. En la conversación fraternal sostenida, Fidel y la distinguida visitante trataron diversos temas en el clima de una amistad forjada du rante muchos años, y en los que Joan Campbell ha dado innumerables muestras de solidaridad hacia nuestro pueblo.