OFFICIAL VOICE OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF CUBA CENTRAL COMMITTEE
Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, President of the Councils of State and Ministers, greets Pope Francis before the mass held in honor of Our Lady of Charity of El Cobre Photo: Granma

TEXTO: This morning Pope Francis officiated a mass in the Minor Basilica of Our Lady of Charity of El Cobre, which was attended by Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, President of the Councils of State and Ministers who, as he told the Pontiff, has participated in all three ceremonies officiated by His Holiness in Cuba.
After the mass presided by the Bishop of Rome, theJubilee Year in el Cobre was officially inaugurated, celebrating the centenary of the declaration of Our Lady of Charity of El Cobre as Patron Saint of Cuba.
After the ceremony, the Pontiff made his way to the city of Santiago de Cuba where he will visit the Cathedral of Santiago de Cuba; there he will meet with Cuban families and bless the city of Santiago de Cuba.