Seminarian jailed amid Cuba protests – Catholic World Report

Rafael Cruz Dévora, a seminarian, was arrested on Monday after participating in protests of Cuba’s communist government. Protests took place across Cuba July 11-12. Protesters cited concerns about inflation, shortages of food and medicine, and the Covid-19 pandemic. Some protesters were beaten, and at least 100 were arrested. Cruz, 26, was arrested at his parents’ home in Matanzas July 12. Fr. Rolando Montes de Oca, a priest of the Archdiocese of Camagüey, told ACI Prensa, CNA’s Spanish-language news partner, that Cruz “remains under arrest” in Unión de Reyes, a town in Matanzas province. The priest said the authorities “have let the family bring him some clothes, but they won’t let them see him.”

Seminarian jailed amid Cuba protests – Catholic World Report

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