We are lucky to have the Cardinal Archbishop of Havana celebrate the Mass when we go to the Cathedral on Sunday morning.
There’s also quite a moving ceremony of Baptism for some grown children during the Mass. Afterwards, we say hello on the steps of the Cathedral and of course I’m in trouble with Edmundo for not kissing his ring. The anthem-like hymn at the end of Mass, “We stand for God and for his Glory” was sung with unusual gusto by the local congregation. I learn that this particular hymn was the theme song of many demonstrations, and previously prohibited by the regime. Even the dear old black lady wrapped in a red Air France blanket as a shawl in front of me joined in loudly.