The Pope in Cuba: Oppressed people exhibit a surprising amount of faith, hope, charity.

Santiago de Cuba, Mar 26. – Father Federico Lombardi, director of the Holy See Press Office, highlighted the warm welcome the residents of the beautiful city of Santiago de Cuba gave to Pope Benedict XVI.

Lombardi, who visits Cuba for the first time, stated that “it is truly a beautiful experience”, and voiced his satisfaction for the huge participation of the Cuban people in the mass officiated by the Supreme Pontiff at Antonio Maceo Square.

Over 200,000 people coming from Cuba’s eastern provinces gathered at this historic square this afternoon.

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