XVI Arrived in Havana from Santiago de Cuba
HAVANA, Cuba, Mar 27 (acn) Pope
Benedict XVI arrived at noon on Tuesday in Havana from
Santiago de Cuba, where he began a three-day apostolic
journey to the Caribbean nation on Monday.
The religious leader was
received at Havana’s Jose Marti International
Airport by the Archbishop of Havana, Cardinal Jaime Ortega
Alamino, and by
Lazara Mercedes Lopez Acea, First Secretary of the Cuban
(PCC) in the country’s capital.
The Pope spoke with a group of children who welcomed him and
faithful who went to the airport to receive him.
Benedict XVI’s agenda for his second day in Cuba includes a
President Raul Castro at Havana’s Revolution Palace.
Before traveling to the Cuban capital, on Tuesday morning,
visited the National Shrine of the Virgin of Charity of El
Cuban Patron Saint—, where he prayed for all Cubans and
spoke to the
Catholic faithful who greeted him in that village near the
Santiago de Cuba.
Pope Benedict XVI arrived on Monday in Santiago de Cuba,
where he was
received by President Raul Castro, and a few hours later he
Mass at the Antonio Maceo Revolution Square.