Papal visit

Letter to 14ymedio

Dreams of a Cuban Catholic

Pope Francis left Cuba and left us several important messages. He spoke to us of service to others, mercy, love, and humility. However, more than words, his ideas also came with gestures and ...


Dialogue... If They Allow Us

Several months ago, when the young students of Father Felix Varela Cultural Center learned about Pope Francis’ visit to Cuba, joy spread among us. Especially when we learned that the Pope’s ...

English Edition

Raul Castro, The Altar Boy

The Cuban leader, Raul Castro, has accompanied Pope Francis at all his Masses during his tour of the island. From the one celebrated in Havana’s Plaza of the Revolution to the words pronounced ...


The Merchants in the Square

On Monday, while thousands of people waited in Holguin’s Plaza Calixto Garcia for Pope Francis to celebrate Mass, hundreds of others took advantage of the opportunity to buy the delicacies that ...

Papal Visit

Francis, the Man Who Came With the Rain

Jorge Mario Bergolgio’s trip through Santiago de Cuba has left many of the faithful frustrated as they were not able to hear his homily in a public square, as had happened in Havana and Holguín. ...

Interview with Marcos Pirán Gómez

"The Family Unit in Holguín is Very Damaged"

He shares both his faith and Argentine citizenship with Pope Francis, yet Father Marcos Pirán Gómez is not on Cuban soil for just a few days. He has been living on the island for fifteen years, ...

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