Christianity in Cuba


Christianity in Cuba
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Christianity is a religion active also in Cuba. From 1959 to 1961 eighty percent of the professional Catholic priests and Protestant ministers of Cuban churches left Cuba for the United States. Relationships between the new government and congregations were tense, the new Cuban government was very limiting and suspicious of church operations, blaming them for collaboration with the CIA during the Bay of Pigs invasion. There are 600,000 Protestants (5.29% of the population). There were 38,000 Baptists in Cuba in 2000. The World Christian Encyclopedia lists the Baptist Convention of Eastern Cuba and the Baptist Convention of Western Cuba. There is an Anglican Iglesia Episcopal de Cuba with about 10 000 members. It occurs that pastors are detained. The Roman Catholic dioceses are:

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