Nairobi, 21 April, 2021 / 6:30 pm (ACI Africa).
The efforts of two Religious Sisters of Kenyan and Ugandan descent to re-evangelize Catholics in Cuba have been widely recognized, with Catholic Pontifical Organization Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International pledging support of the activities of the two Nuns working in the country’s Catholic Archdiocese of Santiago.
In its Wednesday, April 21 report, the Catholic charity organization notes that just about 1 percent of Catholics in the Archdiocese of Santiago attend Holy Mass in a region where over 70 percent of the population are baptized Catholics.
The leadership of the Catholic Church in Santiago informed ACN that true worship in the Caribbean Island has been deteriorating owing to the many years of atheism and a severe economic crisis, among other factors.
Making reference to the two Sisters, ACN leadership reports, “The Archbishop (of Santiago) has the highest regard for their work. In this country, subject for decades to atheist, socialist rule and still suffering a severe economic crisis today, both their support for the needy and also their work in proclaiming the faith are vitally important.”
The report further details, “Although around 70 percent of the population are baptized Catholics, only very few really play an active part in the life of the Church. The Archbishop estimates that only around 1 percent of the baptized actually attend Holy Mass.”