The Pilgrim's Journey

‘Complex’ trip to Cuba, U.S. will be Pope’s longest, spokesman says

Richard SontagLast Updated: September 15th, 2015Church News, Pope Francis, US News

(CNS) — Pope Francis’ 10th foreign trip will be the longest of his pontificate and, with stops in Cuba, three U.S. cities and the United Nations, it also will be a “very complex trip,” the papal spokesman said. Briefing reporters about the trip, Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, Vatican spokesman, said the plans were “enriched” after … Read More

Cuba Allows Building Of First New Catholic Church In 55 Years

R RLast Updated: October 28th, 2014Church News, World News

(AP) — Cuba has allowed construction of the country’s first new Catholic church in 55 years, the church said Monday. Experts said it’s a sign of improving relations between the Vatican and Cuba’s communist government. The church, funded by donations from Catholics in Tampa, Florida, will be built in Sandino, a citrus and coffee-growing town … Read More