First Christmas Prison Mass in 50 Years Conducted by Cuban Bishops

by Hannah Punitha on  December 29, 2008 at 3:48 PM Lifestyle News
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Five Cuban Roman Catholic bishops, including Cardinal Jaime Ortega, celebrated Christmas mass in a Cuban prison for the first time in 50 years, Catholic magazine Palabra Nueva said.
 First Christmas Prison Mass in 50 Years Conducted by Cuban Bishops
First Christmas Prison Mass in 50 Years Conducted by Cuban Bishops

"It was wonderful. There were tears running down many faces because it seemed like an incredible experience," said clergyman Felix Hernandez, who accompanied Ortega to Havana's Combinado del Este penitentiary, Cuba's largest.

The religious delegation "was met by the prison director and other prison authorities," Ortega's Archdiocese of Havana said on its website.

Besides officiating mass, Palabra Nueva said, Ortega and the bishops also spoke with inmates.

Source: AFP
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