Cubans inaugurate first new Catholic church in decades

Cubans inaugurate first new Catholic church in decades

Father Cirilo Castro takes part in the consecration Mass of the Sagrado Corazon de Jesus, or Sacred Heart, Catholic church, in Sandino, Cuba, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019. The parish is one of three Catholic churches that the Cuban government authorized to be built and the first of the three to be completely finished, with the help of Tampa’s St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Florida.
A nun waits for the start of a consecration Mass of the Sagrado Corazon de Jesus Catholic church or Sacred Heart, in Sandino, Cuba, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019. Of the three Catholic churches the Cuban government has authorized, it’s the first one in 60 years to be completed. It was finished with the help of Tampa’s St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Florida.
Faithful arrive for the consecration Mass of the Sagrado Corazon de Jesus Catholic church or Sacred Heart, in Sandino, Cuba, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019. Of the three Catholic churches the Cuban government has authorized, it’s the first one in 60 years to be completed. It was finished with the help of Tampa’s St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Florida.
A technician of the Cuban telephone company “ Etecsa” installs a telephone hours before the consecration Mass of the Sagrado Corazon de Jesus Catholic church or Sacred Heart, in Sandino, Cuba, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019. Of the three Catholic churches the Cuban government has authorized, it’s the first one in 60 years to be completed. It was finished with the help of Tampa’s St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Florida.
A couple pose for a photo backdropped by the cross crowning the newly consecrated Sagrado Corazon de Jesus Catholic church or Sacred Heart, in Sandino, Cuba, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019. Of the three Catholic churches the Cuban government has authorized, it’s the first one in 60 years to be completed. It was finished with the help of Tampa’s St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Florida.
Children sit next to a baptismal font as they wait for the start of a consecration Mass of the Sagrado Corazon de Jesus, or Sacred Heart, Catholic church, in Sandino, Cuba, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019. The church is one of three Catholic churches that the Cuban government authorized to be built, and the first one to be completely finished with the help of Tampa’s St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Florida.
An acolyte, holding a censer, and an altar boy wait for the start of the consecration of the Sagrado Corazon de Jesus Catholic church or Sacred Heart, in Sandino, Cuba, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019. Of the three Catholic churches the Cuban government has authorized, it’s the first one in 60 years to be built and completed. It was finished with the help of Tampa’s St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Florida.
Parishioners pose for a photo backdropped by a stained glass window inside the newly consecrated Sagrado Corazon de Jesus Catholic church or Sacred Heart, in Sandino, Cuba, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019. Of the three Catholic churches the Cuban government has authorized, the Sacred Heart of Jesus church is the first in 60 years to be completed. It was finished with the help of Tampa’s St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Florida.
A parishioner makes a photo of the crucifix above the altar at the newly consecrated Sagrado Corazon de Jesus, or Sacred Heart, Catholic church, in Sandino, Cuba, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019. Of the three Catholic churches the Cuban government has authorized, the Sacred Heart of Jesus church is the first in 60 years to be completed. It was finished with the help of Tampa’s St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Florida.

Cubans inaugurate first new Catholic church in decades

Father Cirilo Castro takes part in the consecration Mass of the Sagrado Corazon de Jesus, or Sacred Heart, Catholic church, in Sandino, Cuba, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019. The parish is one of three Catholic churches that the Cuban government authorized to be built and the first of the three to be completely finished, with the help of Tampa’s St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Florida.
A nun waits for the start of a consecration Mass of the Sagrado Corazon de Jesus Catholic church or Sacred Heart, in Sandino, Cuba, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019. Of the three Catholic churches the Cuban government has authorized, it’s the first one in 60 years to be completed. It was finished with the help of Tampa’s St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Florida.
Faithful arrive for the consecration Mass of the Sagrado Corazon de Jesus Catholic church or Sacred Heart, in Sandino, Cuba, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019. Of the three Catholic churches the Cuban government has authorized, it’s the first one in 60 years to be completed. It was finished with the help of Tampa’s St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Florida.
A technician of the Cuban telephone company “ Etecsa” installs a telephone hours before the consecration Mass of the Sagrado Corazon de Jesus Catholic church or Sacred Heart, in Sandino, Cuba, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019. Of the three Catholic churches the Cuban government has authorized, it’s the first one in 60 years to be completed. It was finished with the help of Tampa’s St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Florida.
A couple pose for a photo backdropped by the cross crowning the newly consecrated Sagrado Corazon de Jesus Catholic church or Sacred Heart, in Sandino, Cuba, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019. Of the three Catholic churches the Cuban government has authorized, it’s the first one in 60 years to be completed. It was finished with the help of Tampa’s St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Florida.
Children sit next to a baptismal font as they wait for the start of a consecration Mass of the Sagrado Corazon de Jesus, or Sacred Heart, Catholic church, in Sandino, Cuba, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019. The church is one of three Catholic churches that the Cuban government authorized to be built, and the first one to be completely finished with the help of Tampa’s St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Florida.
An acolyte, holding a censer, and an altar boy wait for the start of the consecration of the Sagrado Corazon de Jesus Catholic church or Sacred Heart, in Sandino, Cuba, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019. Of the three Catholic churches the Cuban government has authorized, it’s the first one in 60 years to be built and completed. It was finished with the help of Tampa’s St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Florida.
Parishioners pose for a photo backdropped by a stained glass window inside the newly consecrated Sagrado Corazon de Jesus Catholic church or Sacred Heart, in Sandino, Cuba, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019. Of the three Catholic churches the Cuban government has authorized, the Sacred Heart of Jesus church is the first in 60 years to be completed. It was finished with the help of Tampa’s St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Florida.
A parishioner makes a photo of the crucifix above the altar at the newly consecrated Sagrado Corazon de Jesus, or Sacred Heart, Catholic church, in Sandino, Cuba, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019. Of the three Catholic churches the Cuban government has authorized, the Sacred Heart of Jesus church is the first in 60 years to be completed. It was finished with the help of Tampa’s St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Florida.
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