OFFICIAL VOICE OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF CUBA CENTRAL COMMITTEE

Pope Francis officiated his first mass in Cuba, in Havana’s Plaza de la Revolución on the second day of his apostolic visit to the country, with Presidents Raúl Castro Ruz of Cuba, and Cristina Fernández of Argentina in attendance.

Hundreds of thousands were in the Plaza since before dawn to welcome the Pontiff who followed a route in his Pope-mobile through the crowd to greet those who had gathered to hear him.

His second mass will take place tomorrow in Holguín’s Calixto García Plaza de la Revolución, and the Pope will bless this eastern city from its emblematic Hill of the Cross. On the final day of his visit, Pope Francis will likewise bless the heroic city of Santiago de Cuba.

Photo: Yander Zamora
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