Cuba More Tolerant of Religion, Group Finds

Associated Press

A five-member delegation of the National Council of Churches, back from a week’s visit to churches in Cuba, says church people there sense a “new day” for religion.

“The government in Cuba appears to be more tolerant and understanding of the role of religion in society,” said African Methodist Episcopal Church Bishop Philip R. Cousin, NCC president and head of the delegation.

Among evidence of the change, he cited popularity of a new book, “Fidel and Religion,” consisting of interviews by a Roman Catholic priest of Cuban leader Fidel Castro about his views of religion.