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Pope Francis has been scheduled for a whirlwind, three-city, four-day tour of Cuba that starts Saturday. For those who would like to watch his masses but can’t make it all the way to the island nation in the Caribbean, here is how to watch all of the live stream versions.
The first mass has been scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 20, at Plaza de la Revolución in Havana, starting at 9 a.m. local time. It is the same square Pope Benedict XVI conducted Mass when he visited in 2012. Here’s the live stream, courtesy of Agence France-Presse: https://youtu.be/3btlEr6bpl4
Later that evening, Pope Francis will greet youth at the Centro Cultural Padre Félix Varela, also in Havana. It’s not a Mass, but you can watch it here anyway: https://youtu.be/fWg0-8pOwB0
The next day, Monday, Pope Francis has been scheduled to give Mass at Plaza de la Revolución in Holguín, a city in eastern Cuba, at 10:30 a.m. local time. https://youtu.be/BVzzYmeuUuI
He is also scheduled to bless Holguín from the Hill of the Cross, or Loma de La Cruz, which can be watched here.
The Pope’s final mass in Cuba is scheduled for 8 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, at the minor basilica of the shrine Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre in Santiago, in southeastern Cuba. Watch the Holy Mass below: https://youtu.be/1OZBcaQapzs
During a visit to Latin America in July, Pope Francis gave several open-air masses. In Nu Guazu in Paraguay, hundreds of thousands attended. When he gave his first public Mass in Bolivia, tens of thousands joined.
Pope Francis’ trip to Cuba will be the third papal visit in 17 years, and many people are eager to see how the pontiff’s visit could affect warming relations between Cuba and the U.S., as the countries slowly begin to reconcile. The theme for his visit is “Missionary of Mercy.”