Mons. Eduardo Boza Masvidal
Mons. Eduardo Boza Masvidal was born in Camagüey, Cuba. He graduated from Colegio de La Salle, in Vedado, Havana and received a Doctorate in Philosophy and Letters in 1940 from the University of Havana. In 1935 he studied at the San Carlos and San Ambrosio Seminary. He was ordained on February 28, 1944 in the Cathedral of Havana by the Archbishop of Havana Manuel Arteaga-Betancourt and was assigned to the Parish of San Salvador in El Cerro, Havana for a year. He was then made a professor at the San Carlos and San Ambrosio Seminary and chaplain of the Colegio del Sagrado Corazón (School of the Sacred Heart). Later he was assigned to the parish of San Luis in Madruga and in 1948 assigned to the parish of Nuestra Señora de la Caridad (Our Lady of Charity), in Havana, where he remained until 1961. He was also prosecutor in the Ecclesiastical Tribunal and Rector of the Catholic Universidad Católica de Santo Tomás de Villanueva. He was chosen by Pope John XXIII as Titular Bishop of Vinda and Auxiliary Bishop San Cristobal de la Habana (Havana) on March 31, 1960. He was expelled by the Communist regime in September 1961. He participated in the Second Vatican Council (1962–1965). Founder of the “Unión de Cubanos en el Exilio” (UCE) (Union of Cubans in Exile). He died in 2003 in Los Teques, Venezuela. Since 2012 he is in process of Beatification.