Pope to visit Cuba before flying on to US in September

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Pope Francis arrives to lead a mass during his pastoral visit to the parish of Santa Maria Madre del Redentore in Rome on March 8, 2015. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi 
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Pope Francis arrives to lead a mass during his pastoral visit to the parish of Santa Maria Madre del Redentore in Rome on March 8, 2015. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi *Editors: This photo may only be republished with RNS-CATHOLIC-REFORM, originally transmitted on March 11, 2015.

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(Reuters) Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi said Francis had accepted invitations made by the Cuban government and the Cuban Roman Catholic Church.

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  • Tim

    The Pope will try to form a beachhead for the Vatican eventually fleecing the hell out of the poor Cuban people. Dems da facts!

  • Susan

    Be, you are one sick cowardly puppy. Belief is not the sole property of the right wing republitard that you seem to worship. And while it’s obvious why a government (whether right or left wing) needs finances, it is unclear why your god and your church need money so much.

  • Betty Clermont

    Within eight months of his election, Pope John Paul II took an incredible “victory lap” trip to his native Poland. The crowds were so enormous that it was said that that was the beginning of the end of communism in Poland.

    Four months after his election, Pope Benedict XVI went to Cologne to participate in the World Youth Day festivities. He was welcomed by German President Horst Kohler, met with representatives of the Muslim community and visited the Synagogue of Cologne among other activities.

    Pope Francis went to Brazil. He’s going to Ecuador, Bolivia, and Paraguay in July and now Cuba in September.

    He does not go to Argentina because he defended the Dirty War junta, covered up for pedophile Fr. Grassi and opposed progressive government.
    While 80% of Argentines are Catholic, Mass attendance is at 10%.

  • James Carr

    Your point?