OFFICIAL VOICE OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF CUBA CENTRAL COMMITTEE

Pope Francis in Cuba

Respect and friendship

The 80 years of diplomatic relations between Cuba and the Vatican, established June 7, 1935, have been marked by respect and friendship

Raúl receives Cardinal Jaime Ortega

During the cordial meeting, the two discussed the progress of preparations for His Holiness Pope Francis’ upcoming visit to Cuba and issues of mutual interest between the Cuban State and the Catholic Church

Raúl meets Pope Francis in Rome

Cuban President Raúl Castro met with Pope Francis and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi during a brief stop in Rome, before returning to Cuba to conclude his trip to Europe.

Pope Francis to visit Cuba

Vatican’s spokesman Federico Lombardi announced April 22 that Pope Francis will visit Cuba in September, prior to his tour of the United States, to become the third Pope to visit Cuba, following the historic visits of John Paul II in 1998, and Benedict XVI in 2012.