Cuba bars evangelicals from attending US religious freedom ministerial

By Samuel Smith | Christian Post

Four prominent Cuban evangelical leaders were barred by regime officials from traveling to the United States last week to participate in the State Department’s historic Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom.

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom reported last week that Moises de Prada, the president of the Assemblies of God in Cuban; Alida Leon Baez, the head of the Cuban Evangelical League; Rev. Dariel Llanes, president of the Western Baptist Convention of Cuba; and Toledano Valiente from Cuba’s Apostolic Movement were stopped by government officials before they were able to board planes bound for the U.S on July 13 and July 14.

All of the leaders were invited to take part in the U.S. State Department’s second global summit addressing the issue of international religious freedom, which was touted as being the largest religious freedom summit ever held.