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Obama to Visit Havana’s Cathedral on Palm Sunday

Deacon Greg Kandra - published on 03/17/16

Some of his itinerary for his historic trip to Cuba has been released:

During his three-day trip to Cuba — the first to the country by a sitting president in nearly 90 years — Obama will meet with [Raul] Castro at the Palace of the Revolution and attend a Major League Baseball exhibition game. His much-anticipated meeting with Cuban dissidents will include prominent members of the government’s opposition, Rhodes said, stressing that the U.S. and not Cuba was deciding who would attend. Obama will open his visit late Sunday by touring cultural sites in Old Havana along with first lady Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia, who are accompanying the president on his trip. Cardinal Jaime Ortega will also host the Obamas at the Havana Cathedral. The president will lay a wreath on Monday at the Memorial to Jose Marti, the Cuban independence hero, before meeting with Castro in his offices along the famed Plaza of the Revolution. The White House said human rights, regional issues and ways to improve Cubans’ standard of living were all on the agenda, with the leaders expected to address reporters after their meeting.

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