During a religious ceremony at the Havana-based Ebenezer Baptist Church, Reverend Jackson said that the blockade affects the life of the Cuban people and hinders relations between the two nations.
The US Reverend said that the Church must fight against the blockade, PL news agency reported on Sunday.
The sanctions posed by Washington against Cuba affect the use of the Internet on the island, telephone calls and transportation, among other consequences for the Cuban and the US people, he said.
During the religious ceremony, organized by the Cuban Council of Churches, participants recalled previous visits by the outstanding civil rights activist to Cuba in 1984 and 1988. Reverend Jackson recalled his meetings with Cuban Revolution leader Fidel Castro.
Meanwhile, Cuban Reverend Raul Suarez, director of the Martin Luther King Jr Memorial Center, stressed the contribution by Jackson to relations between the US and the Cuban people. He said that the US activist has favored a new stage for relations between the churches and the state, which he described as a “blessing for our country, our people and the Cuban Revolution.”
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