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The Shepherd

The Shepherd

Many religions are practiced in Cuba, including Judaism, Christianity and Baha’I. Religious institutions are heavily regulated, monitored and “watched.”

This statue of Christ was completed in 1958. It overlooks Havana.

The day I took this shot, a little boy—about 7 years old—was all by himself at the foot of the statue. When we asked why he was there by himself, he responded swiftly…
I’m not… I’m here with Jesus!

If I could have completed his sentence with the look on his face and the tone of his voice, it would have ended with… “you silly woman!

Posted: 8 October 2005