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On Sunday, September 20, 2015, Pope Francis arrived at the Havana Cathedral to celebrate Vespers with priests, religious and seminarians. Please see below for the Holy Father’s full prepared remarks, which were set aside prior to speaking. The full translation of his actual talk will be published shortly. Vespers with Priests, Religious and Seminarians Havana ...read more
  Following the conclusion of Mass in Havana, Cuba, Pope Francis gave the following Angelus address: Angelus Message of Pope Francis Havana, Plaza de la Revolución Sunday, 20 September 2015 I thank Cardinal Jaime Ortega y Alamino, Archbishop of Havana, for his fraternal words, and I greet all my brother bishops, priests, religious and lay ...read more
On Saturday, September 19, 2015, Pope Francis arrived at the “José Martí” International Airport of Havana to begin his four-day journey in Cuba. He was greeted by President Raul Castro, along with many distinguished authorities and members of the clergy. Below you will find the full text of his address during the welcoming ceremony: Mr. President, ...read more
In his fifth apostolic journey outside of the European continent, Pope Francis will visit Cuba and the United States of America, marking his longest trip thus far. He will spend 3 days on the largest and westernmost island of the West Indies, followed by a 5-day visit to the American East. In a series of articles, I will introduce the places that will be visited by the Pope from the perspectives of a Catholic pilgrim. Today, let us travel to Cuba first. ...read more
Pope Francis is set to embark on a 9 day Apostolic Voyage to Cuba and the U.S.A, in what will be the longest trip for the Pontiff since his election as Pope. Pope Francis’s visit will include multiple masses, prayer vigils, meetings with religious communities and public and private addresses. Salt + Light will be providing ...read more
With 18 days to go before his plane touches down on U.S. soil, the U.S. media is focusing on the places the pope will visit in their country, how to get tickets and where to buy pope memorabilia. At the same time a much different church is quietly preparing to welcome Pope Francis to Cuba. ...read more
With one papal trip barely over, attention is already turning to the next papal trip: Cuba and the U.S. The official schedule was released at the end of June. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops released the theme and logo of that portion of the trip some time ago. The motto is “Love is our ...read more
Today on Perspectives, Pope Francis visits Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, the Holy Father’s full itinerary for Cuba and the United States is released and the US Supreme Court rules against the Church. ...read more
Today on Perspectives, the Cuban Bishop’s Conference releases dates for the pope’s trip to the country, a new research survey shows Christianity has significantly declined in the US and we look at what remains in of Aramaic. ...read more
Today on Perspectives, the pope’s weekly General Audience, Raul Castro to visit the Vatican and international Catholic-Anglican dialogue is coming to Toronto. ...read more