Chapter Seventeen: “Damiana and the Pope”

John Paul II had an “intense” friendship with a married woman for over 30 years

This is Chapter 17 of my novel The Pope, His Chamberlain, the Jinetera, and Fidel: a novel about Cuba, Prostitution and the Catholic Church. For previous chapters, just scroll down.

Chapter 6: “Jineteras,” Prostitution in Cuba

Comment

This chapter reflects almost word-for-word an actual conversation among academics visiting Cuba with the organization Global Exchange during my first trip to the island. We stayed in the El Bosque Hotel as described in the chapter.

(Scroll down for previous chapters in this audio version of my book, The Pope, His Chamberlain, the Jinetera, and Fidel.)