Alejandro Clemente González was talking with an electrician while preparing for weekend services at Cuba's most important Baptist church when an enormous explosion shook the building and shattered the 19th century dome towering far above the pews.
Cuba’s resident population has been attempting to throw off colonial occupation since Columbus landed in 1492 (thinking it was a coastal island of Asia).
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During his first public address after leaving the Roman hospital where he underwent colon surgery, Pope Francis spoke to the people of Cuba who were eagerly waiting for the pontiff to make a pronouncement on the large-scale protests rocking the Caribbean nation.
Cuban authorities have detained religious leaders — including at least three Baptists — in the wake of nationwide protests, action that drew rebuke from the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom.
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Editor Brian Kaylor reflects on the ministry and impact of Word&Way this year, and he expresses thanks to our readers and donors who helped make it all happen.
As the coronavirus pandemic spread across the world, numerous governments responded by shutting down borders and ending international flights to prevent infected persons from arriving. For a Cuban Baptist pastor, this meant his quest to overcome international political squabbles left him and his wife stranded
In communities with tight media controls and limited Internet access, religious leaders are uniquely positioned to shape opposition in ways the government has not seen in decades, analysts say.
People in Cuba voted Sunday on whether to make socialism "irrevocable" on the island and establish the Cuban Communist Party officially as the "supreme guiding political force" in the state and society.The government's campaign to promote a "yes" vote in the constitutional referendum has encountered
Sandino, Cuba (CNN) - Parishioners wiped away tears and gave thanks to God as the first Roman Catholic church built since the 1959 Cuban revolution opened its doors on Saturday.
That the communist-run government allowed a new Catholic church to be built, with two more on the way, represents
In June, two Cuban Baptist pastors traveled to the U.S. to meet with Midwest Baptists. The two pastors also visited the Word&Way offices for an interview with Editor Brian Kaylor.