Articles by Katherine Long







Roundup: Pope Francis speaks to religious, youth

Pope Francis celebrated vespers with priests, religious and seminarians in Havana’s cathedral Sept. 20, offering a lengthy, wide-ranging and unscripted homily that highlighted familiar themes of a “poor Church” and the need for mercy. Pope Francis then spoke to young people at the Father Felix Varela cultural center in Havana, responding…



Cardinals with role in U.S.-Cuba deal present at Havana Mass

By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service HAVANA (CNS) — Pope Francis, celebrating his first Mass in Cuba, was flanked by three cardinals who, with him, have been credited with helping seal the deal between the United States and Cuba to move toward normalizing relations. Cuban Cardinal Jaime Ortega Alamino of…