Church in Cuba shut down and equipment confiscated by Castro State Security
Another evangelical church in Cuba falls prey to the repression of the Castro dictatorship. More reforms you can believe in!
Cuba Closing Evangelical Church Amid Wider Crackdown
HAVANA, CUBA (Worthy News)– Hundreds of Christians in Cuba were without a place of worship after security forces closed down the Full Gospel Church as part of a government attempt to "destroy" evangelical congregations on the Communist-run island, rights activists said.
The late February crackdown on the 200-member congregation in Havana Province was the latest setback for its pastor, Jesus Hernandez, who was reportedly attacked a week earlier by an armed mob while sleeping at home.
State security agents were seen shutting down and sealing the doors of the Full Gospel Church, located in the province's Lotería neighborhood in Cotorro municipality. They also confiscated the church’s belongings, including chairs and musical instruments, said advocacy group Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW).
The Cuban Communist Party Office of Religious Affairs (ORA), which oversees all religious activity, has denied wrongdoing.
ORA's chief Caridad Diego reportedly said that the church building and everything inside were confiscated because of "a dispute over ownership of the church [building]."
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