Benedict XVI

Visit of S.S. Benedict XVI

Greetings from Mons. Dionisio García Ibáñez, Archbishop of Santiago de Cuba, to the Holy Father at the Holy Mass, Plaza Antonio Maceo.

Santiago de Cuba, International Airport, Welcome Ceremony.

Santiago de Cuba/ Plaza Antonio Maceo, Holy Mass.

Speech by Cardinal Jaime Ortega Alamino, Archbishop of Havana, to the Holy Father at the Holy Mass, Plaza de la Revolución José Martí.

Farewell speech of the Holy Father Benedict XVI.


In other news


“The Cuban diaspora in the 21st century”

In the world without being of the world

Yes, the church was from Havana and they were not removed by force. They were a group – I am very sad but… –, they were all
former criminals, people… There was a former Cuban prisoner who had been returned to Cuba, he had been imprisoned here for six years and he was one of the people, we would say, excludable, who were sent to Cuba. There were a whole bunch of people there, with no cultural level, some with psychological disorders.
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(SANCTI CHRISTOPHORI OF HAVANA)

“I want to be a soldier of Christ. “My purpose is not to kill men, but to save souls.”

 

 

 


Cardinal Jaime Ortega Alamino is awarded the medal of the University of Eichstat

Cardinal Jaime Ortega Alamino is awarded the medal of the University of EichstattOnce the XI International Seminar of the Dialogue Program between Germany and Cuba was inaugurated, Dr. Richard Schenk OP, Rector of the Catholic University of Eichstatt-Ingoldstadt, awarded Cardinal Jaime Ortega Alamino, Archbishop of Havana, the University Medal . It is the third time that this distinction has been awarded by the great educational center.

In the words of Dr. Richard Schenk OP, this distinction constitutes recognition and support for the pastoral work of Cardinal Ortega, marked by the search for dialogue and encounter, forgiveness and reconciliation among all Cubans.

Eichstätt-Ingolstadt University is the only Catholic university in Germany. In addition, it is the largest private university center in the country. Pope Benedict XVI received an honorary doctorate from this university.


The Havana Church already has a Basilica

The Havana Church already has a Basilica Last Saturday, September 1, the Ninth preparatory to the Solemnity of Our Lady of Charity of Cobre had just begun, Cardinal Jaime Ortega Alamino, Archbishop of Havana, held it in the Minor Basilica of Our Lady of Charity, located in the populous neighborhood of Central Havana, the Mass of Thanksgiving to God for the granting of the title and dignity of Minor Basilica to this Diocesan Sanctuary, and the corresponding placement of the basilical insignia.