POSTED: Monday, March 26, 2012 - 7:30am
UPDATED: Monday, March 26, 2012 - 7:34am
NBC News — The final preparations are being made for the Pope's historic visit to Cuba. The Pope will arrive in Havana later this afternoon. Overnight Havana's cathedral was lit up in special colors in honor of the Pope's visit.
An artist designed a light show featuring images of the Pope that were projected on to the facade of the iconic cathedral. Meanwhile, dissident groups are accusing the government of a crackdown ahead of the Pope's visit. They claim the government has been harassing them, forcing them to stay out of the spotlight while the Pope is in the country.