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After meeting the pope, Cuban president says he might start praying...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — After spending close to an hour with Pope Francis, Cuban President Raul Castro told reporters he is so impressed...

Pope Francis to meet Cuban President Castro on May 10

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis was scheduled to meet Cuban President Raul Castro at the Vatican May 10, less than five months...

Photo of the week: Expecting the pope in Cuba

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis will visit Cuba in September before his trip to the United States. Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, Vatican spokesman,...

Obama and Castro take next steps to normalize U.S.-Cuba ties

PANAMA CITY — An hourlong meeting April 11 between U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro marked the first such personal encounter...

Obama, Castro credit Pope Francis with urging U.S., Cuba to normalize...

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — Pope Francis personally appealed to President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro this year to encourage both leaders to...

Cuba makes this Good Friday a holiday

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — The Vatican spokesman praised Cuba's decision to accept Pope Benedict XVI's request to make Good Friday a national holiday...

Pope asks Cuban leader for more church freedom

Catholic News Service HAVANA — Pope Benedict XVI spent more than 40 minutes meeting privately with Cuban President Raul Castro and asked the Cuban leader...

Pope calls for complete religious freedom in Cuba

Catholic News Service HAVANA — Preaching at Mass in Havana’s Revolution Square, location of the headquarters of Cuba's Communist Party, Pope Benedict XVI called for...

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