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Pope Francis Blessed Holguin from Loma de la Cruz
papa loma dela cruz f jpc ainThis September 21 the city of Holguin and its inhabitants were blessed by Pope Francis, after he had officiated a Mass at the Major General Calixto Garcia Revolution Square, in that northeastern Cuban city.

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papa bendicion ciudad f roberto suarez jrebeldeFrom the top of Loma de la Cruz the Holy Father said: "That the Holy Spirit shed over you."

From a platform built for the occasion and conducted by Jose Aldana Popa a children's choir chanted songs, who the Pope praised their talent.

As he is used to doing, His Holines asked: "Pray for me."

papa francisco loma cruz holguinTo close the blessing, 470 pigeons were freed to fly up from different sites of the city of Holguin, and a river of balloons in blue, red and white (the colors of the Cuban Flag) were also launched into the sky from the summit of Loma de la Cruz.

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