Christian Pastoral Couple in Cuba Imprisoned for Homeschooling Children

Daughter bullied for being Christian at state-run school.

MIAMI (Morning Star News) – Husband-and-wife pastors in Cuba are serving prison sentences for declining to send their children to a government-run school where their daughter was bullied for being a Christian, family members said. Pastor Ramón Rigal was sentenced to two years in prison in April for homeschooling his two children, as well as […]

Officials in Cuba Forbid Church Leaders to Attend Religious Freedom Event

Christian religious rights journalist detained.

MEXICO CITY (Morning Star News) – Authorities in Cuba on Sunday (July 14) refused to allow the national presidents of two Christian denominations to board their flight to Washington, D.C., to attend a religious freedom event, sources said. The Rev. Moises de Prada Esquivel and the Rev. Alida Leon Baez, both members of the Alliance of […]

Pastor in Cuba Sentenced to House Arrest for One Year

Penalty for high-volume worship services excessive, house church leader says.

COCHABAMBA, Bolivia (Morning Star News) – A civil court in Cuba sentenced the pastor of a house church to a year of house arrest on Saturday (Oct. 22) for loud worship services, sources said. Juan Carlos Nuñez received the hastily delivered sentence in Cuba’s eastern city of Las Tunas, where he leads a house church of […]

Prospects Appear Dim for Religious Freedom in Cuba

Increased abuses range from arrests to enticing Christian leaders into immorality.

HAVANA  (Morning Star News) – The Rev. Carlos Lamelas knows first-hand the diabolical nature of attempts by Cuban authorities to cripple Christianity on the Communist isle.   Refusing to allow government interference in the internal affairs of his congregation, Lamelas was charged with “human trafficking” (allegedly helping Christians to flee the island). He spent four […]