Havana, Cuba, Apr 23, 2019 / 14:05 pm
While recent policy changes in the U.S. have left the people of Cuba facing increasing uncertainty, the message of the Catholic Church is always that security is ultimately found in Christ, said a priest from the island nation.
"This is the task of the Church: to say that salvation is found only is Jesus, who gives concrete, precise answers to the person seeking the truth," said Fr. Yosvany Carvajal, pastor of the Cathedral of the Virgin Mary of the Immaculate Conception in Havana and director of the Father Felix Varela Cultural Center.
"Ideologies don't save people, ideologies are ideas. They are a body of ideas that exist in various political systems; but man's definitive salvation is found only in that true man and true God who has come to speak to us of an everlasting love that saves," the priest told Vatican News April 21.
He highlighted the participation of the faithful in the Holy Week celebrations, saying that although the Church in Cuba is poor, it is "a living Church" with hope in "the Risen One who has conquered death, sin and evil."