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Havana to open a new seminary next year

posted by deacon greg kandra

Here’s a fitting touchstone — or cornerstone? — for the Year for Priests:

The Archdiocese of Havana announced this week that it will open a new seminary in 2010, the first such building project the Church has undertaken in Cuba in the last 50 years.

John Paul II blessed the cornerstone of the seminary during his visit to Cuba in 1998. The construction has been financed by numerous international institutions, including the Knights of Columbus.

The seminary will be able to house 100 candidates for the priesthood and will be inaugurated in 2010 as part of the closing of the Year for Priests.

The new formation center will be named after St. Charles Borromeo and St. Ambrose and will be located in historic downtown Havana. The former seminary will be converted into a cultural center named after Fr. Felix Varela.



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Greta

posted September 1, 2009 at 10:42 pm


Predict this will end up like the church in China in support of the Cuban socialist. I will be impressed if they produce priest that take the Cuban government to task for their failure to give their people freedom.



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