Lucius Walker’s ashes displayed in José Martí mausoleum

The ashes of a New York pastor who defied a U.S. embargo by leading yearly relief pilgrimages to Cuba have gone on display in Cuba, the Wall Street Journal reports.

An urn containing the remains of Rev. Lucius Walker is on view in the Jose Martí mausoleum. Flowers and a photo showing him with Martin Luther King sit next to it on an altar.

Walker led 21 aid caravans to Cuba before dying of a heart attack in New York last year. He was 80.

His ashes have been touring the island in recent weeks and are to be laid to rest in a Havana park in accordance with his wishes. Cuban officials have not said when.

Walker’s daughter Gail and members of his Pastors for Peace group joined Cuban officials at Saturday’s ceremony.

For the original report go to http://online.wsj.com/article/AP5c4a03c6c55a446d8711289a8157fc64.html

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