Monday, May 11, 2015

"Chango Unchained": The Economist on the Ancient Yorba religion growing in Cuba

While the President of Cuba visits the Pope in Rome, many common people go elsewhere for their spiritual comfort.

"In Cuba: "Santería is a blending of the Yoruba religion, which acknowledges 401 orishas, or deities, with the Catholicism of the Spanish colonisers. Although at least 60% of Cubans today call themselves Catholics, far fewer are regular churchgoers.

Many see no reason not to incorporate Santería rituals into their spiritual santero might foretell their destiny and, later on, counsel them on how to revive their flagging sex life."
lives. A Catholic priest will marry a couple, but a

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