by Associated Press

HAVANA — The Roman Catholic Church says the Cuban government will release the last two political prisoners held since 2003.

The decision will clear Cuban jails of the last of a group of 75 prominent intellectuals, opposition leaders and activists whose imprisonment has long soured relations with the outside world.

Cuba has been letting the men out gradually under an agreement President Raul Castro and Havana Cardinal Jaime Ortega reached in July. The last two are Felix Navarro Rodriguez and Jose Daniel Ferrer Garcia, activists who had each been sentenced to 25 years in jail.