Posted by: becketfund | September 15, 2009

Cuba: Government to Permit Religious Services in Prison

HAVANA – Authorities from the religious affairs wing of the Cuban Communist Party agreed to permit organized religious worship in jails after a meeting with prison officials and the Protestant Cuban Church Council last week, the AP reported on September 15. The decision only applies to prisoners of Catholic or Protestant faiths, but communist officials said they were considering extending the relaxed rules to Jewish inmates and those belonging to other religions, including the Afro-Cuban religion Santeria.

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