Cubans Keep the Faith

Ann Benoit writes for the Covington Town Talk section of The Times-Picayune about the Rt. Rev. Griselda Delgado Del Carpio’s visit to Christ Church, Covington:

During her speech, translated by Spanish teachers from Christ Episcopal School, Bishop Del Carpio stated that we are living in an historical moment. Less than a month ago the Cuban flag was installed at the new Cuban Embassy in Washington D.C. and only three days before her visit, the U. S. flag was raised in the new United States Embassy in Cuba.

She noted these historical moments stay within us because they have an impact both on us and on the future. Despite the many difficulties of the past, Cuban families have continued to hold onto their faith for all this time.

There is a rebirth of religion in Cuba with young people lining up to become priests. When she attended the seminary there were only eight students, but now there are over 1,500. There is a resurgence of faith in Cuba and the Episcopal Church is working very hard to keep up with the demand for lay courses, courses for deacons, vacation [Bible] school, and teen classes.

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