Catholic Church Fine in Cuba, Says Religious Authority
- Submitted by: manso
- 06 / 16 / 2011
17:45Havana, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) The situation of the Church in Cuba is normal, as in any other country and better than in many, said Monsignor Carlos Manuel de Cespedes, vicar-general of Havana.
During a television interview, he said that, as it happens in other countries, there were conflicts between the church and the state, which is a shared responsibility, he said adding that fortunately there have always been in the two sides people concerned with finding solutions.
The vicar-general of Havana said that in his opinion, "the situation of the Church in Cuba, is a normal, completely normal, as it can be in any other Catholic country and better than in many countries."
According to his assessment, the Cuban people is very religious, but a minority is Catholic, in the strict sense of the word.
Monsignor Cespedes said that in Cuba African religions merged with catholism, and thus it led to the emergence of 'Santeria', practiced not only by people of African descent, but also by white people, and you have to add to that believers in spiritualism, the followers Christian denominations, Episcopalianism and others.