Francisco: "Whoever does not live to serve, not serve to live"

Francisco: "Whoever does not live to serve, not serve to live" -

Pope Francis gave this morning a historic Mass in Revolution Square in Havana, in the presence of thousands of Cuban faithful who were located next to the emblematic images of "Che" Guevara and Camilo Cienfuegos and the monument to Jose Marti, the main hero of the country.

During the homily, Francisco remarked that "he who not live to serve, not serve to live "and highlighting the rapprochement between Cuba and the United States, especially thanked Cuban President Raul Castro, for having the willingness to work to achieve it.

" the importance of a people, a nation, the importance of a person is always based on how it serves the fragility of their brothers, "said the pontiff, adding that" the service is never ideological, since it is not served to ideas, but serves people for several months, we are witnessing an event that fills us with hope "

." normalization of relations between the two peoples after years of estrangement, "he said yesterday the Pope after arriving on the island, in a preview of what surely will fix the axis of his speech today.

According to the pontiff, the rapprochement between Cuba and the United States "is a sign of victory the culture of encounter, dialogue ". (See: Francisco arrived in Cuba: "The world needs reconciliation")

The agenda Francisco

After Mass in the Cuban capital, it will be launched to go inside: it will move to the city of Holguin and the closure of the first part of the tour, before leaving for Washington, will take place in Santiago de Cuba , the second most important city and the cradle of the Revolution.

the santiaguera earth also is the residence of Our Lady of Charity, the patroness of Cuba and the epicenter of Cuban religiosity , composed of Catholics and Yorubas, two faiths for whom the revolution does not contradict faith

. Source: Telam / infonews

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