Religion: Castro Looks At Christianity

In a new book, Cuba's leader discusses his religious views

Ever since I had the use of reason, the name Jesus Christ was one of the most familiar in my house and in school during my infancy and adolescence. I never saw a contradiction between the ideas that sustain me and the ideas of that symbol, of that extraordinary figure . . .

This may not seem to be the most stirring spiritual testimony on record--but consider the source. The words are those of Cuban President Fidel Castro, whose Communist regime has expelled bishops and priests, eliminated church schools, made it difficult for practicing Christians to get government jobs and even...

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