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A monastery reopens in Cuba after 125 years — and a hurricane threatens to close it for good

The Friars of the Order of Our Lady of Mercy (Mercedarios) in Havana, Cuba, are struggling with poverty and the aftermath of last year’s hurricane.

The first Catholic church built in Havana since the revolution is now in its final phase 

It is dedicated to Pope Saint John Paul II, whose visit to Cuba in 1998 marked a “before and after” moment in the situation of the Catholic Church in this Caribbean nation.

A Catholic priest in Cuba laments communism’s destruction of the family

ACN talks to Father Jean Pichon about how after half a century of communist rule, there are "no real fathers" and weddings are rarities.

New York’s Cardinal Dolan meets with Cuban president in Havana

Archbishop tells Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez Church wants to "be a partner in the public square."

This book is changing Diana’s life, and those of many other Cubans

In Cuba, life is not that easy. But thanks to a book she was given, this young woman found new horizons.

Cuban plane crashes killing 111, 20 Evangelical pastors among dead

The plane had been leased from a Mexican airline company with a history of safety issues

Cuba after Irma: “The chapel may have collapsed, but not the Church”

In spite of the destruction, as soon as the storm abated, the Church's work continued

Treat Cuba like “the old South Africa,” critic of Castro regime argues

In debate between isolation and engagement, unifying on sanctions could lead to improvement in human rights.

Trump reportedly considering reversal of Obama Cuba policy

Debate continues over best way to foster greater human rights.

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