Francisco Cárdenas Martínez

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John Paul II statue by Cárdenas Martínez at the Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral.

Francisco Cárdenas Martínez also known as Pancho Cárdenas is a Mexican artist. He was born in Iztapalapa, east of Mexico City.

He is noted for his statue of Pope John Paul II with Our Lady of Guadalupe, made entirely with keys donated by Mexicans to symbolize that they had given him the keys to their hearts.[1][2] His other works include the mural that surrounds the garden in Iztapalapa, depicting the history and the origin of the Mexican people.[3]


  1. ^ The Next Pope by Anura Guruge 2010 ISBN 0-615-35372-X page 227
  2. ^ Guillén, Guillermina (11 February 2007). "Más de 7 millones de llaves usaron en escultura de Juan Pablo II". El Universal (in Spanish). Retrieved 28 June 2018.
  3. ^ "HOMENAJEA DELEGACIÓN IZTAPALAPA EN VIDA AL ARTISTA PANCHO CARDENAS". Periódico Leo (in Spanish). 30 June 2016. Retrieved 28 June 2018.