10 Cuban Pastors and Their Wives Confirmed Dead in Devastating Plane Crash

A passenger plane crashed Friday near Havana, Cuba, killing 110 people including 20 Christian leaders – pastors and their wives.

CBN News’ Spanish-language division Mundo Cristiano has confirmed through the Council of Churches of Cuba that the evangelical leaders were from the Nazarene Church. They were traveling back to eastern Cuba, after having participated in a spiritual retreat.

“They were leaving an event at the El Nazareno evangelical seminary and were returning to their province in the eastern region,” Maite Quesada of the Council of Churches of Cuba told CBN News.

The director of the region of the Church of the Nazarene of Mesoamerica, Carlos Sáenz, also confirmed the news of the death of the pastors.

“Let the whole family of the Church of the Nazarene join in prayer on behalf of our brothers and sisters,” Saenz asked.

The Boeing 737 commercial aircraft, rented from the Mexican firm Global Air, owner of Aerolíneas Damojh, crashed minutes after taking off from the José Martí International Airport, in Havana, heading towards the city of Holguín at the eastern end of the island.

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Source: CBN