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Cuba celebrates anniversary of John Paul II’s visit amid social and economic crisis


“The witness of a man tested by pain and illness” marked a ‘before’ and an ‘after’ for Cuban Catholics.

Cuba: ‘The worst poverty is lack of freedom’


“If you raise your voice to tell the truth they will turn on you, defame you. Prison sentences have increased.”

Repair and Maintain Vehicles for Pastoral Work in Cuba


The Caribbean island of Cuba is often seen as a holiday paradise for foreign tourists, but a continuing economic crisis in the country is severely …

Support for Religious Sisters Caring for the Sick in Cuba


Says Sister Maria Isabel, “Once again we want to express our gratitude for your support, a gratitude echoed also in the grateful thanks of so …

Support the Training of Future Priests in Cuba


When Pope Saint John Paul II visited Cuba in January 1998, he appealed to the young people, telling them, “Christ is walking through your life …

Support Two Religious Sisters in Cuba


The Missionary Congregation of the Evangelizing Sisters of Mary was founded in 1975 in Uganda, in East Africa. During the papal visit to Uganda in 1969, …

A mural of coomunist hero Che Guevara in Havana

Catholics call for renewal of communist Cuba


“This people, many years ago, turned its back on God, and when a people turns its back on God, it cannot walk.” 

Church of Buen Pastor de Jesus del Monte, Havana

‘Barring a miracle, we’re going to have to abandon Cuba’


“Barring a miracle, we are going to have to abandon Cuba. It would be a great tragedy, because I believe that our charism of redemption, and our presence here, are vital to the people of the area.”

The first church built on state-owned land in Havana—and dedicated to St. John Paul II—is almost a reality


“The work has been delayed by various cyclones and a hurricane, to say nothing of the tremendous difficulty in trying to get hold of the building materials. But now we can see our dream already almost fulfilled.”

In Cuba, ’communist ideology has fundamentally changed society’


“Besides the economic issues, I believe that Cuba’s primary problem is the collapse of the family. The father figure has ceased to exist.”

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