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Pope confirms plan to visit Cuba, Mexico in early 2012

Catholic World News - December 12, 2011

Pope Benedict XVI confirmed that he will visit Cuba and Mexico in 2012, as he celebrated Mass in St. Peter’s basilica on December 12, the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

During his homily the Pope disclosed plans for “an apostolic trip before Easter to Mexico and Cuba.” Last week the Cuban hierarchy had announced that the Pope would make a visit to the island nation in 2012. Rumors of a papal trip to both Cuba and Mexico have circulated in Rome for several weeks.

Pope Benedict said that the trip would be designed to encourage Catholics in Latin America to preserve their religious heritage and to recognize that they live in “a precious time to evangelize, with a steady faith, a lively hope, and an ardent charity.”

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