Raúl receives Cardinal Jaime Ortega

Raul-y-Jaime-OrtegaArmy General Raúl Castro Ruz, President of the Councils of State and Ministers, received Cardinal Jaime Ortega, Archbishop of Havana, on the afternoon of Monday August 17.

During the cordial meeting, the two discussed the progress of preparations for His Holiness Pope Francis’ upcoming visit to Cuba and issues of mutual interest between the Cuban State and the Catholic Church on the island.

Also present were Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla and Eusebio Leal Spengler, Havana’s City Historian.

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