Father Jack's Cuba Photo Gallery

This popular poster adorned many Cuban walls during Pope John Paul II's visit to Cuba, January 21-25.

(Above 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.

At 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 at 100,000.

All 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 (January 21).

At the Papal Mass in Santiago de Cuba (January 24), seminarians wave a Cuban flag attached to a cross before the statue of Cuban patriot Antonio Maceo.

Eucharistic ministers return from distributing Communion to the vast crowd at Santiago estimated at more than 300,000.

The image of the Virgin of Charity, whom the Pope had crowned during the Santiago Mass, is conveyed through the crowds after the liturgy.

In 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 altar.

After the Papal Mass in Havana (January 25), the Pope waves farewell to the faithful. Smiling at the right is Cardinal Jaime Ortega, Archbishop of Havana.

Photos by Father Jack Wintz, O.F.M.

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