Cuban Christians live under constant pressure.
A legally registered church in central Cuba is being forced to close after three years in existence.
The house church of 60 in Holguin was established with the proper paperwork in 2017. In 2019, however, various government agencies began restricting the church’s activities. “They did not want them to continue holding services in this place and they did not give any option or negotiation,” a VOM contact wrote. The church submitted another permit application to the Ministry of Justice that year but received no response. In the meantime, inspectors have continually visited the church, and Communist Party officials have repeatedly summoned the pastor for questioning. After pleading with officials, members have no other option but to close the church.