Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Miami Catholics Arrange Flights To Cuba For Pope's Visit

U.S. Catholics make plans to see the pope in Cuba
The Miami Herald
BY MIMI WHITEFIELD



The Archdiocese of Miami flights that will carry some 300 pilgrims to Cuba for Pope Benedict XVI’s visit next month are a study in logistics. Organized for the archdiocese by Airline Brokers, a Coral Gables company that is a veteran in the Cuba travel business, tandem pilgrimage flights will leave Miami International Airport on March 26 bound for Santiago, where the pope will celebrate a sunset Mass at Revolution Square.
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Miami Archdiocese Adds Charter Flights to Cuba for Papal Visit
Fox News Latino 

Miami – The Catholic Archdiocese of Miami announced Friday that it has arranged for additional flights to Cuba for pilgrims who want to see Pope Benedict XVI during his March 26-28 visit to the island.
"Organized by Airline Brokers, additional flights are now available departing from Fort Lauderdale on March 24, and from Miami on March 25 and 27," the archdiocese said in a news release.
The archdiocese expressed satisfaction last month after receiving 1,000 requests to reserve seats on flights to Cuba for the papal visit.
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According to Havana Times, the cost of the trip, which includes flights, hotel stays, transfers and meals, is $2,000.