Enrique Pumar , chair and associate professor of sociology, was quoted in an article published by USA Today, discussing the role of the Catholic Church in post-Castro Cuba. See below.

From: USA Today  Date: November 30, 2016 Author: Rick Jervis

Few expect church leaders to play a prominent role this week in the funeral rites for the Catholic schoolboy-turned-dictator. But his death could embolden the church to take a more proactive role on the communist island in the years to come and bolster its budding relationship with his brother, President Raúl Castro, said Enrique Pumar, head of the Sociology Department at Catholic University of America, who has studied the Catholic Church in Cuba.

"This is definitely an opportunity," Pumar said. "Raúl is going to be more open to the church. But this is going to happen gradually. That's the way change takes place in Cuba."

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