October 28, 2010.
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops announced that it will send a delegation to attend the opening of a new seminary in Cuba. The island has not held a ceremony such as this in over 50 years. The USCCB delegation will be led by subcommittee member Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski of Miami. The group will travel to Cuba from November 3-6, visiting various churches.
John Paul II blessed the cornerstone of this seminary in his 1998 trip to Cuba. The project has been financed by a number of Catholic organizations, including the Knights of Columbus.