March 30, 2012
AP, The Wall Street Journal
MIAMI — The impact of the pope's trip to Cuba will be felt in the long-term, but the pilgrimage to the island from Miami has already brought healing to many Cuban-Americans who participated, Miami Archbishop Thomas Wenski said Thursday.
More than 300 pilgrims accompanied Wenski to Cuba this week in honor of Pope Benedict XVI's trip to the island. Many were Cuban-Americans returning for the first time in many years, or the children of exiles.
"One of the purposes of the pope's trip was to promote healing and reconciliation among all Cubans," Wenski told The Associated Press upon his return to Miami. "To the extent these Cuban-Americans were able to experience healing by being in their homeland or that of their parents, that purpose was fulfilled."...