Cuban Catholic Church Holds Forum on Migration

HAVANA TIMES, April 20 — A meeting organized by the Cuban Catholic Church to discuss issues ranging from the diaspora to the economy, culture and legislation started on Thursday morning and will run until Saturday (April 21) in the Cuban capital, reported EFE.

Some 60 academics and residents on the island and from the US are attending the event, where a presentation will be made of the paper “The Cuban Diaspora in the 21st Century,” an academic study on current prospects for the relationship between Cuban immigrants and the island.

According to Orlando Marquez, the director of the magazine Palabra Nueva of the Archdiocese of Havana, “This is the first time that an event of this kind has been called by the church.”