Juan Gonzáles practices the Afro-Cuban tradition of muerterismo, which inter-mingles
Catholic and African iconography. In Gonzáles’ worldview Cuba’s patron saint, Our 
Lady of Charity, is linked to the African deity Oshun. Pope Francis will be visiting the 
Catholic icon’s shrine on Monday and Tuesday.
Juan Gonzáles practices the Afro-Cuban tradition of muerterismo, which inter-mingles Catholic and African iconography. In Gonzáles’ worldview Cuba’s patron saint, Our Lady of Charity, is linked to the African deity Oshun. Pope Francis will be visiting the Catholic icon’s shrine on Monday and Tuesday. Jim Wyss jwyss@miamiherald.com
Juan Gonzáles practices the Afro-Cuban tradition of muerterismo, which inter-mingles Catholic and African iconography. In Gonzáles’ worldview Cuba’s patron saint, Our Lady of Charity, is linked to the African deity Oshun. Pope Francis will be visiting the Catholic icon’s shrine on Monday and Tuesday. Jim Wyss jwyss@miamiherald.com

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September 21, 2015 11:35 AM

Catholic icon or African deity? In Cuba, belief can decide the difference

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