.- A contemporary art exhibit highlighting the relationship between the Cuban government and the Archdiocese of Mexico City will open on June 24 at the Cathedral of Mexico City.
According to the archdiocese, the exhibit – featuring images of Our Lady of Charity of El Cobre – was on display in Havana in December of 2011 and was later shown in cities across Cuba as part of the commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the Marian devotion.
The collection of art created by Cuban artists will be on display at the Cathedral of Mexico for one month.
Cardinal Norberto Rivera of Mexico City, as well as representatives of the Cuban embassy in Mexico and the Mexican government, is expected to attend the inauguration.
Our Lady of Charity is the patroness of Cuba and was a central focus of Pope Benedict XVI’s recent visit to the country in March of this year.
Church leaders in Cuba have underscored the importance of this Marian devotion in the formation of the identity and faith of the Cuban people throughout their history.