With 2019 coming to an end in socialist Cuba, the communist dictatorship continues to have no interest in the religious liberties of the island’s faithful. This is what socialism looks like in Cuba. This is socialism in action.
2019 comes to an end with no advances in religious liberty
The year 2019 came to an end without Cuba’s faithful recovering their religious liberties, said Baptist pastor Mario Felix Lleonart, president of the Patmos Institute based in the U.S.
“There is no freedom of the press for churches, they are not allowed to have Christian radio stations, even less television, and they are also not allowed to have parochial schools,” said the reverend, who has been following the matter all year.
One of the most significant cases on the island was that of Pastor Ramon Rigal and his wife Ayda Exposito, who were convicted by the courts when they attempted to home-school their children based on Christian principles and the Cuban government prohibited them.
Neither did the government in 2019 return any of the church properties they had seized in the past nor the buildings and land donated by individuals to construct buildings for worship and prayer.
Travel prohibitions on religious leaders, believers, and laypersons affected dozens of Cubans who were not able attend events they were invited to by churches in other countries.
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