According to Granma news daily, the visit takes place in the context of the celebrations for the tenth anniversary of Pope John Paul II’s historic visit to the island in 1998.

It is also an expression of the excellent relations and the fluid, cordial and respectful communication between the Vatican and the Cuban government, the newspaper adds.

During his visit, Cardinal Bertone will meet with Cuban authorities and will participate in several activities of a pastoral nature such as masses in Havana City, Villa Clara, Santiago de Cuba and Guantanamo. He will also bless a monument dedicated to Pope John Paul II in the city of Santa Clara.

Cuban Agency News
La Agencia Cubana de Noticias (ACN) es una división de la Agencia de Información Nacional (AIN) de Cuba fundada el 21 de mayo de 1974.

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