The Archbishop of Dublin receives the Cuban Ambassador to Ireland.

Dublin, April 16, 2022. The Cuban ambassador to Ireland, Bernardo Guanche Hernández, visited Monsignor Dermot Farrell, Archbishop of Dublin, on Wednesday 13th in the afternoon. During the cordial meeting, the diplomatic representative recalled the visits made to Cuba by the last three Pontiffs of the Catholic Church: Juan Pablo Segundo (1998), Benedict XVI (2012) and Pope Francis (2015), an expression of the excellent existing relations between his country and the Catholic Church.

Likewise, he informed the high dignitary of the Catholic Church in Ireland, that the Council of Ministers recently approved the creation of the Department of Attention to Religious Institutions and Fraternal Associations, in compliance with the agreements of the VIII Congress of the Communist Party and as a sign of the importance that the authorities give to religious and fraternal affairs.

He briefly explained the rights that Cubans enjoy in the religious field, protected by the Constitution of the Republic, which recognizes the respect and guarantee of religious freedom. 

Finally, he took advantage of the occasion to thank the Vatican for its position against the isolation and criminal economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed on his country, which has been intensified in recent years.


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