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Cuba: Religiousness in Times of Pandemic in Havana

Popular religiosity is usually a consolation for the soul, a spiritual refuge. It is also an alternative to solve problems, be they health, social or economic.

Psychological support offered by religious beliefs makes many Cubans visit temples consecrated to Catholic saints, transcultured into Afro-Cuban saints.

On September 24, a holy date, the Church of Our Lady of Mercy received its devotees at the main gate. Out in front the venerated image was displayed. This time, the procession that takes place every year on this date could not be. It was only possible to walk in front of the image, behind the barrier to avoid massiveness.

In the Catholic religion the Virgin of Mercy the patron saint of prisoners. In the Afro-Cuban religion, it is syncretized with Obbatala, father of all the children on earth, creator of human beings and everything that lives on the planet. It has its temple on Cuba Street number 806, in the San Isidro neighborhood, in Old Havana.

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