Pope Benedict XVI's visits Mexico and Cuba, a trip planned to span 5 days, from March 23-28. This visit includes a meeting with Mexican president Felipe Calderon Hinojosa, Mass in the Parque Bicentenario in the municipality of Silao; a meeting with representatives from the ninety-one dioceses of Mexico; then a meeting in Cuba with Cuban President Raul Castro; a visit to the Shrine of Our Lady of Charity and a visit to Havana, greeted by Cardinal Jaime Ortega y Alamino, archbishop of Havana and by other religious and civil authorities. On the morning of Wednesday 28 March, the Pope will preside at Mass in the Plaza de la Revolucion "Jose Marti."


EWTN Player - Papal Visit to Mexico and Cuba, 2012



Tues., March 27


Visit to the Shrine of the Virgin of Charity - 10 AM ET


Departure from Santiago de Cuba to Havana - 11:30 AM ET


Arrival in Havana - 12:30 PM ET


Meeting with President Castro - 6 PM ET


Wed., March 28


Solemn Mass at Plaza de la Revolución - 9:30 AM ET, Thurs. Mar. 29 at 12 AM ET


Farewell Ceremony - 5 PM ET

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