As part of the celebrations for the 500th anniversary of San Cristobal de la Habana, the Society of Jesus in Cuba has been developing a cycle of conferences on: “The Presence and Work of the Catholic Church in Havana (1519 – 2019)”. On this occasion, the magna classroom of the Loyola Reina Center was the scene of the master lecture given by the professor and researcher of the Institute of History, Dr. Yoana Hernández Suárez and the sociologist and researcher, Msc. Lázaro Numa, on the participation of the Catholic Church in the independence processes and its role in the transit from Cologne to the Republic.
Attendees were able to learn about the dialogues between Máximo Gómez and figures from the Cuban ecclesial hierarchy; a simple tribute was also made to independence priests such as Arocha and Esquembre. The next conference will be on Thursday, October 24 and will have as an exponent Dr. Roberto Méndez, who will put the auditorium to dialogue, on the link of the Habanera Catholic Church with the world of culture.