Now-venerable Cuban priest's role as bridge-builder grows, bishop says

Courtesy Felix Varela Foundation of New York | CNS
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Father Felix Varela was a bridge-builder among Cubans and among Americans in his own 19th century. With the Vatican declaring him venerable, the Cuban priest becomes relevant in that way for new generations, said the vice postulator of his sainthood cause. Auxiliary Bishop Octavio Cisneros of Brooklyn, N.Y., a Cuban-American who is shepherding Father Varela's cause, told Catholic News Service that he was elated by the April 8 announcement of the Vatican's declaration.

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