Articles
December 5, 2016

That time when St. Pope John Paul II changed Fidel Castro's mind about Christmas

After Fidel Castro gained power in Cuba in 1959, he spent the next decade slowly imposing socialism on the country, including state atheism. In 1960, several Cuban Catholic bishops signed…
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News
November 17, 2016

Pope Francis asks for mercy – Cuba responds by pardoning 787 prisoners

Nearly 800 prisoners were pardoned from Cuban prisons at the behest of His Holiness Pope Francis A statement was released Tuesday from the Council of State headed by Cuban President…
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News
September 30, 2016

Matthew forms in the Caribbean and will track over Bahamas. Will Florida be hit?

Tropical storm Matthew has formed in the Caribbean and appears likely to brush the east coast of Florida. The storm is on track to strike most of the islands in…
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AustraliaNews
March 22, 2016

Obama meets with Cuban Cardinal Ortega, in recognition of the key role he played in the US-Cuba reconciliation process

President Obama, his wife and daughters met with the Archbishop of Havana, Cardinal Jaime Lucas Ortega on his first historic visit to the Island nation. President Obama's three-day visit to…
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AmericasNews
February 24, 2016

Catholic bishops support Obama's vow to close down Notorious Guantanamo Prison

U.S. President Barak Obama is trying to keep good on his 2008 campaign promise to close down the Notorious Guantanamo Prison. On Tuesday, he officially announced his intention to close down…
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AmericasNews
October 9, 2015

For Cubans, the Pope’s visit brought hope – but will it last?

After Pope Francis’ visit as a “missionary of mercy,” Cuba is now in a prime moment to move forward in its relationship with the Church and work for the common…
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NewsUSA
October 1, 2015

The family is the answer to the world’s brokenness, says Pop

The Pope reviewed his papal visit to Cuba and the US during his general audience in St Peter's Square The family is the answer to the two extremes facing the…
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NewsUSA
September 23, 2015

Aboard papal plane, Francis defends his teaching on social issues

The Pope spoke to reporters on his flight from Cuba to America Pope Francis defended his position on the economy, the environment and other social issues as faithful repetitions of…
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AmericasNews
September 23, 2015

Visit to Cuban shrine gives Pope quiet time for prayer

Francis spent 45 minutes meeting with Cuba's 17 bishops at the Shrine of Our Lady of Charity In one of the calmer, more intimate moments of his visit to Cuba,…
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AmericasNews
September 23, 2015

Cuban youth who exchanged zucchettos with the Pope felt the 'tenderness of God'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3hk2BfNlUU When he learned that a Pope would visit his city for the first time, Manuel Alejandro Rodríguez Yong dreamed of getting a white zucchetto to exchange with Pope Francis.…
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