Pope requests prayers for journey to Cuba, US

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At the conclusion of his September 16 general audience in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis requested prayers for his upcoming apostolic journey to Cuba and the United States.
“Even now I greet with affection the Cuban and American people, who, guided by their pastors, are spiritually prepared,” he said. “I ask everyone to accompany me with prayer, invoking the light and strength of the Holy Spirit and the intercession of Mary Most Holy, patroness of Cuba as the Virgin of Charity of Cobre, and patroness of the United States of America as the Immaculate Conception.”