Cuba to send 31
young people to WYD
HAVANA, Cuba, August 10 (CNA) - The Church in Cuba has
sent 31 young people to Cologne for World Youth Day, the
Conference of Catholic Bishops of Cuba announced this
A statement signed by the president of the Bishops’
Committee on Youth Ministry, Bishop Carlos Jesus
Patricio Baladron Valdes, indicated Cardinal Jaime
Ortega Alamino of Havana will lead the Cuban delegation.
The young people departed this week, and in addition to
Cardinal Ortega Alamino, they will be accompanied by
Bishop Baladron, Bishop Mario Mestril of Ciego de Avila,
five priests, one nun and two advisors. The 31 young
people were selected from the country’s 11 dioceses.
The delegation will return to Cuba on August 22, and
they have begun their stay in Germany with a visit to
the Diocese of Osnabruck.