At special Mass, cardinal commemorates 525th anniversary of first Mass in the Americas
January 08, 2019
CWN Editor's Note: On January 6, 1494, Father Bernardo Buil celebrated the first Mass in the New World at La Isabela in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic (map). Father Buil, a friar from Aragon, accompanied Christopher Columbus on his second voyage. Pope Francis appointed Cardinal Gregorio Rosa Chávez of El Salvador as his representative at the Mass.The above note supplements, highlights, or corrects details in the original source (link above). About CWN news coverage.
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