Prayers in Catholic Cuban Churches

On Sunday March 7th, the political police was present in Jesus del Monte church, in the neighborhood of the same name of the capital municipality known as October 10th, to keep vigilance over the mass.

Perhaps the cause of the police presence was that during the previous Sunday, February 28th, in that same church a statement on behalf of the clergy was made saying:  “We are remembering Orlando Zapata Tamayo who died on hunger strike because of his ideas, and we pray for all the prisoners of the world and for the suffering people of Cuba.”

In Holguin, where Zapata was from, just like in the rest of the Catholic churches on the island, the priests keep the memory of the fallen Zapata present during their Sunday services and they clearly mention the civic ideals of the hunger strike that provoked his death on that 23rd of February.  (Source: Cubanet)

Translated by Raul G.

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