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Cuba and its patron saint await Pope Benedict

2 years agoReligion : FaithWorld

The Virgin of Charity of El Cobre is a gold-clothed, doll-like figurine that is Cuba's patron saint and which Pope Benedict will visit in the eastern city of Santiago de Cuba on March 26.
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