Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has issued the following statement on the release of prisoners from Cuba:
"I give thanks for the release today of prisoners held by Cuba and the United States. The return of Alan Gross and the remaining three of the Cuban Five to their homes will bring great rejoicing to their families and their nations. This action also opens the door to regularized relations between these two countries for the first time in 50 years. The Episcopal Church rejoices with these families and we have deep hope for the possibilities of reconciliation and exchange between the divided parts of the Church and humanity."
The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori
Presiding Bishop and Primate
The Episcopal Church