Father Jack's Cuba Photo Gallery
popular poster adorned many Cuban walls during Pope John Paul II's
visit to Cuba, January 21-25.
left) Perched on Havana wall, Cubans await Pope's motorcade from
airport, January 21. (Above right) A Havana youth holds a popular
prayer card containing photo of Pope and the Virgin of Charity.
On back were prayers, including one to the Virgin of Charity.
Santa Clara, people scattered on hillside, watch papal Mass on athletic
field down below (January 22).
The crowd attending the Pope's Mass at Santa Clara was estimated
four papal Masses, as well as other major addresses of the Pope,
were televised live throughout Cuba. Here Caritas/Cuba (Catholic
Charity/Cuba) workers watch pope's address at airport upon arrival
the Papal Mass in Santiago de Cuba (January 24), seminarians wave
a Cuban flag attached to a cross before the statue of Cuban patriot
Eucharistic ministers return from distributing Communion to the
vast crowd at Santiago estimated at more than 300,000.
image of the Virgin of Charity, whom the Pope had crowned during
the Santiago Mass, is conveyed through the crowds after the liturgy.
Havana near the Plaza of the Revolution, a huge image of the Sacred
Heart of Jesus on the National Library serves as a backdrop to the
the Papal Mass in Havana (January 25), the Pope waves farewell to
the faithful. Smiling at the right is Cardinal Jaime Ortega, Archbishop
Photos by Father Jack Wintz, O.F.M.