Pope Francis visits statue of St. John Paul II in Holguín, Cuba







9-22-15 |(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Monday visited a monument to St. John Paul II, which is located in the atrium of the Cathedral of San Isidoro de Holguín.

The statue commemorates the visit St. John Paul II made to Cuba in 1998, the first ever papal visit to the country.

The statue, weighing about three tons, was made by Cuban artists, and it shows the Pope standing, holding his pastoral staff against his chest and with his right arm blessing the people of Cuba

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