Archbishop Thomas Wenski has returned from Cuba, where he led a pilgrimage of hundreds of Miami's Catholics to see the pope.
While in Havana he held a mass for the group and Miami pilgrims attended the pope's two masses.
"just as we saw the fruits of the Holy Father 14 years ago, the presence of the Holy Father will produce fruit, and I think that it is one of the reasons the people themselves sensed that," Wenski said Thursday.
Wenski said the people of Cuba seemed to have a sense of hope for the future, but he did run into lots of questions about why the pope met with Fidel Castro but not the dissidents like the Ladies in White.
He said the Ladies in White were recieved by the pope's personal represenative in Havana.
"I am sure the pope, through him, is well aware of there concerns and what tthey needed to tell him.
Wenski also summed his vision of Cuba's future.
"A Cuba that is more just, a Cuba in which it's citizens can reconcile among themselves, in which people have the ability to see in their home land a future a future of hope," he said.