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The pope "has not on his agenda" a meeting with dissidents in Cuba

Pope Francis has not scheduled on his agenda a meeting with Cuban dissidents during his visit to the island between 19 and 22 September, said Tuesday Federico Lombardi, the Vatican spokesman. Read More

Pope Francis’ visit will confirm good relations between Cuba and The Vatican

The presence in Cuba of Pope Francis will confirm the good state of relations between the Cuban government and the Holy See, which marked the 80 anniversary of permanent relations, reads an editorial article on Granma newspaper on Tuesday. Read More

Cuba pardons three thousand 522 sanctioned in occasion of the Pope's visit

On the occasion of the visit of Pope Francis, the Cuban Council of State agreed to pardon three thousand 522 prisoners, Granma newspaper reported on Friday. Read More

Fidel Castro will receive Pope Francis, following the request of the Vatican

Although the details of the meeting are yet to be determine, several media have reported that the Vatican and Cuba have agreed to meet Pope Francis in Havana with former President Fidel Castro. Read More

Old Havana prepares its finery to welcome Pope Francis

Mountaineers, bricklayers, builders and restorers embellish even more the Cathedral and the old building of the Seminary of San Carlos and San Ambrosio, now Father Felix Varela Cultural Center in Old Havana. Read More

Altar in Revolution Square ready for the Pope

The incessant work of a team of workers, in the driest and hottest summer in decades in Cuba, has been in charge of making an altar of iron and wood, in the Revolution Square, where the Pope Francis will officiate Mass on September 20, as part of his tour of Cuba and the United States. Read More

Preparations for the arrival of the Pope to Cuba advance

Preparations for the Mass offered by Pope Francis in Havana are progressing as planned, the national press announced. Read More

Catholic Church of Cuba welcomes rapprochement with the US

The Catholic Church of Cuba feels "happy" with the rapprochement with the US and wants to collaborate so that both peoples can engage in the fullest possible way, while immersed in preparations for the visit of Pope Francis, starting right in one month. Read More

Raul Castro and Cardinal Ortega gather for papal visit

Cuban President Raul Castro met yesterday with the Archbishop of Havana, Cardinal Jaime Ortega, to discuss the progress of preparations for Pope Francis’ visit to the island from 19 to 22 September, informed the State television on the island. Read More

Cuba gives the details of the program for the pope´s visit

Cuba offered new details of the itinerary of Pope Francis during the apostolic visit that will take place from 19 to 22 September, a historic trip after the restoration of relations with the US, while the island prepares its streets and squares to welcome the pontiff. Read More

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