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Beatification of Father Félix Varela, closer and closer
The bishops delivered to the Pope the complementary documentation in favor of the beatification of the priest who advocated the abolition of slavery
Pope Francis received this Friday a delegation from the Catholic Church of Cuba, on a pastoral visit to Rome, in which they took the opportunity to deliver new documents for the Cause of Beatification of the Venerable P. Félix Varela (1788-1853), considered one of the most important figures in the emergence of the Cuban nation, reports the Radio Televisión Martí web portal.
In the meeting with the Pope were Cardinal Juan de la Caridad García Rodríguez, Archbishop of San Cristóbal de La Habana; Monsignor Emilio Aranguren Echeverría, bishop of Holguín and president of the Conference of Catholic Bishops of Cuba; the Bishop of Santa Clara, Monsignor Marcelo Arturo González Amador; Monsignor Juan de Dios Hernández Ruiz, bishop of Pinar del Río and general secretary of the episcopal conference; Monsignor Manuel Hilario de Céspedes García-Menocal, Bishop Emeritus of Matanzas, and Monsignor Dionisio Guillermo García Ibáñez, Archbishop of Santiago de Cuba.
The Archbishop of Havana delivered the necessary documentation for the beatification to Cardinal Marcello Semeraro, Prefect of the Dicastery for the Cause of Saints.
The press office of the Bishopric of Santa Clara (Cuba) said that the Cuban religious had other meetings on their agenda in the Department for the Doctrine of the Faith, in the Commission for Latin America, in the departments of Human Development, Laity, Family and Caritas International.