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Cardinal Archbishop of Cuba to Speak at Creighton University

Cardinal Jaime Ortega, the Archbishop of Havana, Cuba, will discuss the Catholic experience in Cuba, where he has served as archbishop for nearly 30 years, at 4:30 p.m., May 12, in room 3023 at Creighton University’s Harper Center located at 602 N. 20th St.

The event is free to the public, but seating is limited. Register at

Ortega is only the second Cuban to be elevated to Cardinal. He has ordained 22 priests and was instrumental in bringing the Holy Father to Cuba in 1998, and recently dedicated a new seminary, the first church structure allowed to be built in Cuba since 1959. He has helped secure the prison release of many pro-democracy Cuban journalists and dissidents.

He will receive an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree at Creighton University’s Spring Commencement on May 14.

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