Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Episcopal bishops' long-planned trip to Cuba takes on character of 'diplomatic mission'

From Salt Lake City-

The Right Rev. Scott Hayashi's recent trip to Cuba started out as an opportunity to learn more about the Episcopal Church on the island country and to support its appointed Bishop Griselda Delgado del Carpio.

With the trip two years in the planning stages, the group of 11 American bishops could have in no way anticipated President Obama's recent announcement that his administration will re-establish diplomatic relations with Cuba and the Episcopal Church in Cuba voting to rejoin the Episcopal Church. The World Council of Churches happened to be meeting in Cuba during the bishops' long-scheduled trip.

Their visit April 7-12 occurred shortly before the 54th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy sending an army of CIA-backed anti-Castro exiles onto the beach at Cuba’s Bay of Pigs to suffer bloody, catastrophic defeat.

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