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Mar 20, 2012
via FaithWorld

Pope Benedict’s visit to Cuba looks to boost role of Catholic Church


(A poster of Pope Benedict XVI is seen on a street in Havana March 13, 2012, as the country continues with preparations for the Pope's visit on March 26. REUTERS/Enrique de la Osa )

Father Miguel Angelo Jimenez’ congregation is small and mostly elderly and his church, Our Lady of Carmen in central Havana, needs repairs to a leaking roof for which there is no money. As he sits behind a worn desk that looks like it dates back to the church’s opening in 1926, he is under no illusions about the state of the Roman Catholic Church in Cuba.