Pope Francis prayed this September 8, for the life, dreams, hopes and sorrows of Cuba, on the occasion of the feast of its Patron Saint, Our Lady of Charity of El Cobre, in the greeting in Spanish during the general audience.
Hoy quiero presentar nuevamente a los pies de la #VirgendelaCaridad del Cobre la vida, los sueños, las esperanzas y dolores del pueblo de Cuba. Que dondequiera que haya un cubano, experimente la ternura de María, y que Ella los conduzca a todos hacia Cristo, el Salvador.
— Papa Francisco (@Pontifex_es) September 8, 2021
“And on this day, Cubans celebrate their Patron Saint and Mother, Our Lady of Charity of El Cobre. With a grateful memory of my pilgrimage to her Shrine, in September 2015, I want to once again present at the feet of Our Lady of Charity the life, dreams, hopes and sorrows of the Cuban people,” the Pope said in his greeting to the Spanish-speaking faithful.
And he added: “Wherever there is a Cuban today, may he experience the tenderness of Mary, and may She lead all of them to Christ, the Savior.”
Pope Francis visited Cuba from September 19 to 22, 2015 on a trip that also included the United States.