Religion in Cuba

Cuba is a Lay State and recognizes the right of the Cuban people to practice any religious creed. As its culture, Cuban Religion is a mixture where syncretism is present. The Hispanic and the African constitute the two main ethno cultural roots of Cuban nationality. It also gathers other cultures (Caribbean, North American, Chinese and the rest of Europe), with a complex process of transculturation and miscegenation. This works as an influence in the religious diversity and in the construction of multiple temples throughout the national territory. The Virgin of the Caridad del Cobre is the patroness of Cuba.