Sep 20, 2015

Crowds pack Havana's Revolution Square ahead of Mass by Pope Francis

Catholic faithful and fans of Pope Francis crowded into Havana’s iconic Revolution Square on Sunday to hear the Argentine pontiff celebrate Mass, the highlight of his trip to Cuba. Hundreds of Cubans and foreign visitors began streaming into the sprawling square overnight Saturday, camping ...

Embassies will reopen, U.S., Cuba poised to announce

Jul 1, 2015

Embassies will reopen, U.S., Cuba poised to announce

President Barack Obama will announce Wednesday that the U.S. and Cuba have finalized an agreement to reopen embassies in each other’s capitals, a major step in ending hostilities between the Cold War foes, a senior administration official said. The U.S. and Cuba have been ...

Impressed by Pope Francis, Castro considers going back to church

May 11, 2015

Impressed by Pope Francis, Castro considers going back to church

Cuban President Raul Castro paid a call Sunday on Pope Francis at the Vatican to thank him for working for Cuban-U.S. detente — and said he was so impressed by the pontiff he is considering a return to the Catholic church’s fold. “Bienvenido (welcome)!” ...