Tag Archives: Church in Cuba
Catholic Culture: Speaking at a panel discussion at Harvard University, Cardinals Jaime Ortega y Alamino of Havana and Sean O’Malley of Boston agreed that greater freedom for the Church followed in the wake of Blessed John Paul’s 1998 visit to the Communist nation. According to Vatican statistics, only 53% of the population is Catholic, but now, in Havana, 82% of infants are being baptized. More … More →
CNA: Cuban dissident Andres Carrion said he did not intend to offend the Catholic Church when he shouted “freedom” during the papal Mass in the country on March 26. “It was not my intention to tarnish the Mass, and I have said so to various priests I have spoken with and they have understood me,” he said. “I am a Catholic and I didn’t have … More →
Catholic Culture: Pope Benedict XVI met at length with Cuban President Raul Castro on March 27 as he neared the conclusion of his visit to the island nation. On Wednesday, March 28, he will meet with Fidel Castro before returning to Rome. Read more here.
CNA reports: Cuban dissident Jose Daniel Ferrer said his commitment to fight for freedom in the country is inspired by the Gospels and the Catholic Church. “I have always believed we should be in the place God wanted us to be and that we should contribute as committed Christians,” said Ferrer, who serves as coordinator of the Patriotic Union of Cuba. Read more here.