Exhibitions and art shows in honor of papal visit to Cuba
- Submitted by: Luis Manuel Mazorra
- Culture and Traditions
- 03 / 28 / 2012
The visit of Pope Benedict XVI to honor Cuba is in Havana with exhibits related to the Holy See and the Catholic Church. It has also prepared a show at the Cathedral which will remain the three-day stay.
In the lobby of the Foreign Ministry documents and photos are presented on the 75 years of uninterrupted relations between Cuba and the Holy See, ties characterized by mutual respect.
Meanwhile, the National Archives manuscripts and images displayed on the evolution of the Catholic Church here and some of its moments and figures in the period 1767-1935.
It also offers the Cubans and foreign visitors images and documents relating to the Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre, considered by Catholics the patron saint of Cuba and center of the apostolic visit of Pope to the island.
The visit by the head of state of Vatican City is part of the Jubilee Year for the 400th anniversary of the discovery of the image of the Virgin of Charity. Archives spokeswoman, Amaya Landa, told Prensa Latina that the exhibition includes 38 materials of high historical value.
Also regarding the stay of the Pope, the Numismatic Museum opened in this capital a few days ago an exhibition of coins and medals of the Holy See.
Speaking of Allan Mateu, museologist of the institution, said that three of the eight windows in the sample presented papal coins stages prior to the signing of the Lateran Treaties in 1929, when he was made the State of Vatican City .
Another attraction related to the Pope's visit is available at the Cathedral of Havana, home of the Archdiocese of Havana.
This is an evening of light and color projected onto the facade of the building, a masterpiece of Baroque architecture in the country.
Cuban flags, portraits of the current pope, the Vatican coat of arms and other images of religious themes are reflected in the frontispiece of the church, in a show called Art Light, which will continue until tomorrow.