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Good Friday Becomes a Holiday in Cuba for 1st Time in 50 Years

Cuba's Catholic primate offered an appeal for forgiveness and reconciliation in a sermon that was broadcast on state television as the island's Communist government treated Good Friday as an official holiday for the first time in half a century. continue reading »

Emotional Moment: Havana Seminarians had Chance to Meet Pope

Kenny Fernandez Delgado was 13 when Blessed John Paul II came to the tropical Cuban capital. He remembers little about the 1998 event other than arriving late for the Mass at Revolution Square with his mother and a brother continue reading »

Arrests Made on Eve of Pope’s Visit Denounced, Including 100 Beggars and Ladies in White

The Cuban dissident movement on Sunday denounced dozens of arbitrary arrests of opposition members, among them 18 of the Ladies in White group, as well as threats and intimidation in the days prior to the arrival of Pope Benedict XVI on the island. continue reading »

Issue of Church’s Role in Child Sex Abuse Surfaces in Pope’s Mexico Visit

Mexicans who denounced the sexual abuses committed by Marcial Maciel (1920-2008), founder of the Legion of Christ, asked Pope Benedict XVI on Saturday to acknowledge the church's responsibility in covering up his case and to announce that "never again" will pederasty be tolerated. continue reading »

Dissident Cuban Blogger & HS News Contributor Yoani Sanchez Sees Opportunity in Pope Visit

As Pope Benedict prepares to visit Cuba next week, a dissident blogger says the trip is a good time to showcase the real situation in the island nation. Even though Yoani S├ínchez believes the visit will not have a major political impact, she says it will be a good opportunity because of the increased international attention that comes with a visit by the Pope. continue reading »