Also an interesting aspect of Santeria is that it is so closely tied to Catholicism. Churches dedicated to Catholic Saints attract both Catholic and Santeria pilgrims because the Saints exist in both religions. On top, is a statue representing the Black Madonna in the Church of Regla in Havana, Cuba on August 3, 2016. The Church of Regla is a sanctuary for La Santísima Virgen de Regla worshiped in the Catholic faith as patron Saint of mariners and worshiped in the Santería religion as Yemayá, the Spirit of water and the oceans. Below, is the Church of Rincon, outside of Havana dedicated to the Catholic Saint, Lazarus, who is patron saint of healing. In his Biblical story, he is a poor man with crutches who is risen from the dead by Jesus and cured of all his ailments. Lazarus is represented by BabalÃº Aye in Santería as the Spirit who heals health problems.