Cardinal George to visit Cuba; Church influence on the rise
CWN - June 18, 2010
Cardinal Francis George of Chicago, the president of the US bishops’ conference, will visit Cuba next week.
The cardinal’s trip will take place at a time when Cuban government officials are showing a new willingness to heed the voices of Church leaders. Earlier this week the regime released a political prisoner, Ariel Sigler Amaya, after the intervention of Cardinal Jaime Ortega y Alamino of Havana. This week government leaders have been meeting with Archbishop Dominique Mamberti, the Vatican’s Secretary for Relations with States. [See today’s separate CWN headline story.]
For formal purposes, the trip by Cardinal George returns a visit to the US by Archbishop Dionisio Garcia of Santiago de Cuba, the president of the Cuban bishops’ conference.
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