S+L logo

S+L BLOG: Havana



  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 Sunday, September 20, 2015, Pope Francis celebrated Mass at the Plaza de la Revolución in Havana. Below, find the full text of his Homily. Homily of Pope Francis Holy Mass, Havana, Plaza de la Revolución Sunday, 20 September 2015 Jesus asks his disciples an apparently indiscreet question: “What were you discussing along the way?” ...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
The fruits of a papal visit are often not noticeable until after the banners and altars have come down.  In Cuba it didn’t take long to see the gifts of the papal visit. Catholic News Service reported this week on the impact the Pope’s overnight stay in El Cobre. The preparations alone meant that infrastructure ...read more
This evening, Pope Benedict XVI said farewell to Cuba at José Martí International Airport, Havana, Cuba as he concluded his 6 day apostolic visit to Mexico and Cuba. Find the full text of the Holy Father’s farewell address below. I thank God for allowing me to visit this beautiful Isle which left so deep a mark ...read more
Today Pope Benedict XVI celebrated Holy Mass at “Plaza de la Revolución” in Havana, Cuba to commemorate the Jubilee Year devoted to Our Lady of Charity of El Cobre. Please find the full text of his homily below. Dear Brothers and Sisters, “Blessed are you, Lord God…, and blessed is your holy and glorious name” ...read more