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Delegations of the Holy See and Cuba concluded on Wednesday afternoon the first preparatory meetings for the Pope's trip to Cuba, to be held between September 19 and 22 this year.
The Cuban delegation was headed by Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla, and was also made up by Caridad Diego Bello, head of the Office of Attention to Religious Affairs of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba, among other officials.
Dr. Alberto Gasbarri, responsible for the organization of the Pope’s trips, travelled to Havana at the head of the delegation sent by the Holy See to the talks, which was aided by a representation of the Conference of Catholic Bishops of Cuba presided by Monsignor Dionisio Garcia Ibañez, Archbishop of Santiago de Cuba, and it also featured Cardinal Jaime Ortega, Archbishop of Havana.
The announced visit of Pope Francis will take place in the framework of the celebration this year of the 80th anniversary of uninterrupted diplomatic relations between Cuba and the Holy See.



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