Pope’s visits to Cuba, U.S. to highlight families, charity, tolerance

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June 30, 2015

Thousands of Cubans participate in the parade to commemorate the international Labor Day in 2014 in Revolution Square in Havana. Pope Francis will celebrate Mass in the square Sept. 20 during his Sept. 19-22 visit to Cuba. (CNS photo/Alejandro Ernesto, EPA) See POPE-USCUBA June 30, 2015.

Thousands of Cubans participate in the parade to commemorate the international Labor Day in 2014 in Revolution Square in Havana. Pope Francis will celebrate Mass in the square Sept. 20 during his Sept. 19-22 visit to Cuba. (CNS photo/Alejandro Ernesto, EPA)

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — In word and deed, Pope Francis will take his vision of a Catholic’s approach to family life, parish life, charity, economics, immigration and good governance to Cuba and the United States during a Sept. 19-27 visit.

Visiting both Cuba and the United States on the same trip not only acknowledges his role in encouraging detente between them, but will give Pope Francis an opportunity to demonstrate that while different political and cultural challenges face Catholics in both countries, the Gospel and its values are the same.

On June 30, the Vatican published the detailed schedule of Pope Francis’ Sept. 19-22 visit to Cuba and his Sept. 22-27 visit to the United States.

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