sabato 1 agosto 2020

Cuba
Ecumenical Patriarchate expressed condolences for passing of historian Eusebio Leal Spengler

(Orthodox Times) Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew expressed the profound sorrow of the Mother Church of Constantinople for the passing of Eusebio Leal Spengler, a prominent Cuban intellectual who was the director of the restoration programme of Old Havana and its historical centre, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The ever-memorable Eusebio Leal, a close associate of President Fidel Castro Ruz, a distinguished historian and lover of Byzantine culture, played a determining role in the construction of the Church of St. Nicholas in the old town of Havana. (...)