The Latest: Pope Francis heads for eastern Cuba

The latest developments in Pope Francis' visit to Cuba and the United States. All times local:

8:05 a.m.

A plane carrying Pope Francis has left Havana for the eastern city of Holguin, the third-largest on the island, where thousands of people have already gathered in the city's plaza for today's papal Mass.

Fifty-eight-year-old Idael Confesor Martinez Leyva wore a straw hat topped with Cuban and Vatican flags as she entered the plaza. She said the pope "is going to transform the world and bring us what we need most, especially the young people."

In the evening, he heads to Cuba's second city, Santiago.