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Cuban First Vice-president Acknowledges Religious Community for its Support of the Revolution

Havana, Oct 3, (RHC), -- The first Vice President Diaz Canel has acknowledged the spiritual community in Cuba for its commitment and support of the people, the Revolution and the cause of the five Cuban anti-terrorists, arrested in 1998 in the United States.

During a meeting with representatives of the religious community, in a meeting also attended by the head of the office of the Cuban Communist Party Religious Affairs, Caridad Diego, Diaz-Canel said that amidst the ongoing economic transformations in Cuba it is crucial to bear in mind the spiritual, sentimental, and emotional ideas of the people.

The religious community in Cuba currently includes over 550 societies. These societies freely carry out their activities with the support of local authorities.

“If we are able to strengthen our economy with culture, knowledge, and decency, without vanity and selfishness, all in a supportive manner, then we will be truly defending our society and our ideals. We are all agreed to this,” said Diaz-Canel.

The First vice President confirmed the government's and the Communist Party’s trust in the Cuban religious community in their struggle for unity. He called on the religious community to keep defending its identity, to seek its historic roots, without allowing the import of foreign formulas to affect its autonomy.

He warned that the Barack Obama administration in the US has allocated millions of dollars to finance over 113 subversive programs against sectors of Cuban society, including the religious community, in an effort to break the unity of Cubans with the Revolution.

Members of the community expressed their gratefulness for the meeting and outlined their work to the benefit of human beings in society. They also supported the call issued by Cuban President Raul Castro to prioritize education in the Cuban community.

Edited by Juan Leandro
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