Thousands turn out for 400th anniversary of Cuba’s Our Lady of Charity

Details:  The festival of Our Lady of Charity of El Cobre, patroness of Cuba, drew thousands of people to Masses and processions that were marked by messages of love and unity for Cubans on and off the island, where this year the 400th anniversary of the finding of the saint’s image is being held. Just [Read More...]

Cubans end year by honoring their patroness, Mary

In advance of tomorrow’s solemnity, and the start of a brand new year, Cuba paused to hail Mary: Thousands of Cuban Catholics flocked to Havana Bay for an open-air mass marking the end of a 16-month island tour of the statue of Our Lady of Charity of Cobre, Cuba’s patron saint. The service was led [Read More...]

Resurrection: the Catholic Church's comeback in Cuba

Cuba’s Catholic Church is enjoying new popularity and influence — and TIME magazine examines why, and some of the challenges the Church is facing: Last November, it opened a new seminary — the first since Fidel Castro’s communist revolution all but shut down the church 50 years ago. In May, Cuba’s bishops finished brokering the [Read More...]


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