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Although the Cold War ended over 22 years ago, a long-standing view against religious practice is finally beginning to thaw in the island nation of Cuba, due in part to the efforts of one Gardner-Webb University professor. For several years now, Dr. Hebert Palomino has been teaching and preparing Cuban citizens to become pastors, and has taken over 10 trips in the past several years to the capitol city of Havana to offer his services and the help spread the Word. While the prevailing religion in the country before the Communist takeover was Catholicism, the nation, who became almost totally secularized, is now hungry for the Gospel and has seen a rise in Baptist affiliated churches and congregations.
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Office of University Communications, "Dr. Hebert Palomino Helps Spread Baptist Faith in Communist Cuba" (2013). Gardner-Webb NewsCenter Archive. 1550.