Pope encourages Cuba to provide Church with 'freedom'

Pope encourages Cuba to provide Church with 'freedom'

HAVANA (Reuters) – Pope Francis on Saturday applauded greatly improved cooperation between the Cuban government & the Roman Catholic Church & encouraged Cuba to continue providing freedom for the Church to fulfil its mission.

"Today we renew those bonds of cooperation & friendship, so that the Church can continue to support & encourage the Cuban people in its hopes & concerns, with the freedom, the means & the space needed to bring the proclamation of the kingdom to the existential peripheries of society," the pope said in a speech at the airport upon arriving in Havana.

(Reporting by Daniel Trotta; Editing by Tom Brown)

Source: “Reuters”