After decades of hostility between Castro’s communist regime and the Catholic Church, relations began to slowly improve in the 1980s, culminating in a historic visit to Cuba by pope John Paul II in 1998.
Pope Francis presented Fidel Castro with a link to the past Sunday: poems by a Jesuit teacher forced to flee Cuba after his one-time student – the now-ailing Marxist icon – led a revolution. “Holguin is with you!” from the tarmac as the pope emerged from...
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In wide-ranging comments by the pontiff during his flight back to Rome, he also touched on his celebrity status, raised interest in a possible groundbreaking trip to China and expressed strong backing for those who take a stand for their religious views.
When it comes to lifting the trade embargo, U.S. President Barack Obama sides with Castro and said he is confident the U.S. Congress will lift what he calls “an embargo that should not be in place anymore”.
Cuban President Raul Castro blamed the United States for aggravating his country’s economic turmoil and demanded reparations Monday when he addressed the U.N. General Assembly in New York City for the first time as president.
Pope Francis celebrated a giant outdoor mass in Philadelphia on Sunday, bringing to a close an electrifying U.S. tour with an appeal for unity and family love, having met victims of church sex abuse, AFP reports.