The Catholic Church is not the only religious institution in Cuba that does the bidding of the Castro regime.
There also appear to be the Methodists, as evidenced this past weekend by the removal from his church post in Santa Clara of pastor Yordi Alberto Toranzo Collado, apparently because of ties with Cuban dissidents.
in April 2010, Toranzo marched with about 2,000 other Christians in an unauthorized demonstration. He also visited human rights activist Guillermo Farinas during one of his hunger strikes, and earlier this year particiapted in the funeral for dissident Juan Wilfredo Soto Garcia, who was murdered by Cuban police.
Toranzo said his bishop, the recently appointed Ricardo Pereira, ordered him to leave Santa Clara because of pressure from the dictatorship.
"I worked as a slave of Jesus Christ and today I receive this reward from men," said Toranzo, who nonetheless added he would accept the bishop's instructions.
There are about 27,000 Methodists in Cuba, congregants of 350 churches and 700 missions, according to information compiled by the regime.