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Cuba: Honouring the Island's Patron Saint

Categories: Caribbean, Cuba, Citizen Media, History, Religion

Havana Times [1] reports on the celebration of an outdoor mass this past weekend “in honor of the Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre, considered by Catholics to be the ‘Patron Saint of Cuba'”, explaining: “Next year will mark the 400th year since the discovery of the image; it seems that this important anniversary is what made Pope Benedict XVI decide to visit the island next year.”