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“You illustrate humility, you model service, and a hope we all are hoping and waiting for.” On the morning of September 19th, you, Holy Father, flew to Havana, Cuba, where people raised their eyes to welcome you.  A path of faith was printed in the itinerary of your visit to Cuba, celebrating Mass, vespers, and ...read more
On Tuesday, September 22, 2015, Pope Francis met with families in the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption in Cuba. Below, find the full text to his prepared remarks. We are here as a family! And whenever we come together as a family, we feel at home. Thank you, Cuban families. Thank you, Cubans, for ...read more
On Tuesday, September 22, 2015, Pope Francis celebrated Mass in the Minor Basilica of the Shrine of Our Lady of Charity of El Cobre. Below, find the full text of his prepared homily. The Gospel we have just heard tells us about something the Lord does every time he visits us: he calls us out ...read more
“Jesus’ love goes before us, his look anticipates our needs.” Here is the official translation of Pope Francis’ homily at the Plaza de la Revolución “Calixto García Iñíguez” in Holguín, Cuba. * * * We are celebrating the feast of the apostle and evangelist Saint Matthew. We are celebrating the story of a conversion. Matthew ...read more
Below you will find the final address of Pope Francis during the celebration of Vespers at the Cathedral of Havana on Sunday, September 20, 2015. Celebration of Vespers with Priests, Men and Women Religious and Seminarians at the Cathedral of Havana Homily of Pope Francis – FINAL VERSION Cardinal Jaime [Ortega] spoke to us about ...read more