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Cuban Vicar General to Discuss Catholicism and Cuba

Contact: Suzanne Stevens
(212) 636-6538
stevensgood@fordham.edu


NEW YORK — Monsignor Carlos Manuel de Céspedes, vicar general of Havana, will deliver two lectures at Fordham University. He will discuss “The Church in Contemporary Cuba” on Jan. 26 at 2:30 p.m. in the McGinley Ballroom on the Rose Hill campus at 441 East Fordham Rd. While hard data is difficult to find, Catholicism is thought to be the second largest religion in Cuba, and the church is exploring ways to expand its religious and humanitarian activities.

Monsignor de Céspedes will explore “The Legacy of Father Félix Varela” on Jan. 27 at 6 p.m. in the 2nd Floor Chapel on the Lincoln Center campus at 113 W. 60th St. An exiled Cuban priest and former vicar general of New York, Father Varela ministered to poor Irish immigrants in Manhattan during the mid-1800s and is being considered for canonization.

DATE:      WEDNESDAY, JAN. 26 and THURSDAY, JAN. 27
TIME:       2:30 P.M. AND 6 P.M., RESPECTIVELY
PLACE:   MCGINLEY BALLROOM, ROSE HILL CAMPUS
                  441 E. FORDHAM RD., BRONX, N.Y. (JAN. 26)

                  2ND FLOOR CHAPEL, LINCOLN CENTER CAMPUS
                  113 W. 60th ST., NEW YORK, N.Y. (JAN. 27)

 Monsignor de Céspedes’ lectures are being sponsored by the Office of Mission and Ministries at Fordham University.

Founded in 1841, Fordham is New York City’s Jesuit University, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to approximately 15,800 students in its five undergraduate colleges and its six graduate and professional schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx, Manhattan and Tarrytown, and the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y.
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