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After Decades-Long Ban, Christmas Holds New Meaning for Cuba

Local Catholics say that the reinstatement of Christmas as a national holiday in 1997 after decades of being outlawed has brought enormous good, but that its deeper meaning still needs to be understood. Read More

Cuban First Silent Film in Colombia

Cuban film La Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre, first silent movie with a script on a religious topic ever produced in Cuba and Latin America, made its international debut at the 2nd Festival of Religious Films organized by the Papal Nunciature in Bogota, Colombia. Read More

Cuban Jewish leader says Alan Gross fit, in good spirits

A Cuban Jewish leader said U.S. contractor Alan Gross looked fit and in good spirits when she visited him at the military hospital where he is serving a 15-year prison sentence for crimes against the state. Read More

Cubans Honor Patron Saint Of Cuba At AAA On 400th Anniversary

Thousands of people honored the Patron Saint of Cuba today with a special Mass at the American Airlines Arena. Read More

Cuba Celebrates Feast of Virgin of La Caridad del Cobre

Cubans are celebrating on Saturday the feast dedicated to the Virgin of La Caridad del Cobre, on the occasion of the 400th anniversary of the discovery of its image this year. Read More

Cuba Cancels Commemorative Stamp of Pope's Visit

A commemorative stamp on the occasion of the visit to Cuba of Pope Benedict XVI was cancelled in Havana at a ceremony attended by the Cuban Vice-President Esteban Lazo Hernández. Read More

Cuba’s Catholic magazine "Espacio Laical" blasts critics of Cardinal Ortega

The Catholic magazine says there’s a campaign to get rid of Cuban Cardinal Jaime Ortega because he’s too close to Cuban leader Raúl Castro. Read More

In a letter to President Raúl Castro, Pope Benedict XVI praises Cuba’s hospitality

"I reciprocate the exquisite hospitality extended to me in unforgettable days spent in your country with a unique remembrance in prayer, pleading the Almighty for Cuba to continue moving forward with determination in the path of freedom, solidarity and harmony, for the common good and progress of all of its sons and daughters," Read More

Cuba's Cardinal Ortega receives highest award of Knights of Columbus

<p style="text-align: justify;">WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Receiving the Knights of Columbus' highest award, Cuban Cardinal Jaime Ortega Alamino of Havana heralded recent "unprecedented" progress in church-state relations and "a new situation of social appreciation" for Catholics in the Cuban nation. Read More

Nerva Cot Aguilera, Latin America's first woman bishop, dies at 71

<div align="justify"> [Episcopal News Service] Retired Suffragan Bishop of the Episcopal Church of Cuba Nerva Cot Aguilera died suddenly on July 10 after a brief battle with severe anemia. She was 71. </div> Read More

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