Wednesday, June 15, 2016

The Christ of Havana

This lovely 1950s statue overlooks the historic Port of Havana.

The marble, from Italy, was first blessed by Venerable Pius XII before it was shipped to Cuba.

The sculptor was Cuban.  The project was financed by the last dictator before Castro.  It was dedicated Christmas Eve, 1958.  Two weeks later, Castro entered Havana as the new dictator.    

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