Castro says he will attend Papal Masses during Pope Francis's visit to Cuba in September
May 11, 2015
"If the Pope keeps going the way he’s going, I’ll come back to the Catholic Church." These were just some of the words the President of Cuba, Raul Castro spoke during the course of a press conference following his audience with Pope Francis on May 10, 2015.
Regarding the Holy Father’s upcoming visit to Cuba, Castro said that he would be present at all the Masses Pope Francis is to celebrate during his stay on the island.
“I read all the speeches of the Pope, his commentaries, and if the Pope continues this way, I will go back to praying and go back to the Church, and I’m not joking,” he said. It is the first time Castro has publicly stated he intends to possibly return to the Church and the comments also represent a wider move by Cuba to improve relations with the Catholic Church.