Pope presses Cuban masses to be willing to change

Sep 22, 2015

Pope presses Cuban masses to be willing to change

Pope Francis marked the anniversary Monday of the day he decided as a teenager to become a priest by pressing a subtle message to Cubans at a delicate point in their own history: Overcome ideological preconceptions and be willing to change. Francis traveled to ...

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 ...

Sep 12, 2015

Cuba frees 3,522 prisoners ahead of pope's visit

Cuba announced Friday that it is releasing 3,522 prisoners ahead of the coming week’s visit by Pope Francis, the third time Cuba has granted inmates freedom before a papal trip. The Council of State announced in state media Friday that the prisoners to be ...