- Feb 26, 2021
The Church in Cuba is warning against politicizing religious festivals after events surrounding the Feast of Our Lady of El Cobre (Our Lady of Charity), the patroness of the island.
Cardinal Jaime Ortega of Cuba died Friday from pancreatic cancer at the age of 83.
President Donald Trump and Pope Francis had a cordial meeting on May 24, stressing areas of agreement such as religious freedom and persecuted Christians in the Middle East. Since then, however, a Vatican aide described Trump’s pullout from the Paris climate change accord as a “slap in the face,” and now Trump seems poised to rollback the opening to Cuba that Francis helped engineer.