New York pastor's ashes honored at Cuban seminary
- Submitted by: manso
- 07 / 01 / 2011
HAVANA (AP) — The ashes of a U.S. pastor who led annual relief pilgrimages to Cuba in defiance of Washington's decades-old trade embargo have gone on display at a seminary on the island.
The regional Communist Party newspaper Giron says religious leaders and worshippers paid their respects Thursday to the late Rev. Lucius Walker in Matanzas province.
A photo on Giron's website shows a simple box and a framed photo of Walker on an altar with flowers and a lit candle, underneath Cuban and American flags.
Walker headed the nonprofit Pastors for Peace and led 21 aid trips to Cuba. He died of a heart attack in New York last year at age 80.
Cuban officials have said Walker's ashes will be be laid to rest in a Havana park according to his wishes.
2011 The Associated Press.