- Feb 25, 2020
Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York traveled to the farthest reaches of Cuba to see the situation on the ground and talk to as many people as possible.
New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan met privately with the president of the Republic of Cuba Feb. 11, the last full day of a six-day visit to the island nation mostly filled with visits to Cuban prelates and humanitarian organizations and facilities where the island’s Catholics operate services for the poor and elderly.
Though there’s a great distance from New York to Cuba, sharing the Eucharist with other Catholics on the island is a great reminder of the bonds of faith and love and what the Church can build even among people who are different, New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan said Feb. 10.
Catholic young people in Cuba can contribute to building a better society by loving God and their country, Pope Francis said.
After an informal meeting with Pope Francis for the “ad limina” visits to the Vatican, a Cuban archbishop said that the audience “was a sharing among shepherds; a meeting of bishops.” He also described the different approaches in Cuba by the three latest pontiffs pointing to the pope’s popularity in the country.