HAVANA (AP) — Cuban President Raul Castro joined an American archbishop and other Roman Catholic leaders Wednesday to open a national seminary on the outskirts of Havana, the first religious construction on the island in more than a half century.
Cuba's Cardinal Jaime Ortega had warm words for both Raul and his brother Fidel at the seminary's opening, saying both had kept their word to lend the project official support.
"This promise was fulfilled faithfully, and in the name of the church I thank both the former president and the current president, Raul Castro, who honors us with his presence," Ortega said. "This work has been able to count on state support through its conclusion.
JG: The Miami gusanos are going to be pissed! Hip, Hip, Hooray!