Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami, gives a good explanation to the puzzler, why are U.S. Bishops traveling to Cuba?
Why are we going? The Cuban bishops have said: "The Cuban people are one - wherever they are." The Pope is traveling to Cuba to honor Cuba's patron saint, Our Lady of Charity, during the jubilee year of the 400th anniversary of her presence on the island nation. We travel in solidarity with the Church in Cuba - and in response to their invitation to share with them this historic event. The Pope travels to Cuba as a pilgrim of charity. We go to Cuba in the same spirit.
And here's a little more about Our Lady of Charity, who's anniversary is being celebrated by the Cuban people this year.