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Pope meets Fidel Castro

2012-03-28 22:14

Havana - Pope Benedict XVI met with Cuba's revolutionary icon Fidel Castro on Wednesday, the last day of a trip aimed at bolstering the Roman Catholic Church's relationship with the Communist government, a Vatican spokesperson said.

It was the two leaders' first meeting.

On Tuesday, Benedict, 84, met with Castro's brother, President Raul Castro. Raul assumed power in 2006 when Fidel stepped down after ruling the communist island for nearly five decades.

Fidel Castro met with the late Pope John Paul II on two occasions, in Cuba in 1998 and at the Vatican in 1996.

Comments
  • Mark - 2012-03-28 22:31

    Water and oil.

      Eugene Walters - 2012-03-29 06:43

      The pope must be bored

  • phathuchicos - 2012-03-28 22:55

    Definition of a disastor...blunt vatican crows meet the abslute pricks of the world.

  • zaatheist - 2012-03-29 04:04

    Birds of the feather.

  • DSBennie - 2012-03-29 07:51

    All the Vatican is doing is showing the Cuban populace that it sides with this oppressive communist regime,They will remember that when the regime eventually falls

  • Jaba - 2012-03-29 09:06

    Who is next on the 'to visit' list... Mad-Bob or al-Qaeda? It is of no wonder why the Church’s membership is in decline. With foreign policy like this… one has to questions the Church’s stand on human rights.

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