Cuba rules out political reform despite Pope's call for change

Pope Benedict XVI waves after praying at the Church of the Virgin of Charity of Cobre, Cuba's patron saint, in Santiago de Cuba. Credit: AP

A top Cuban official ruled out political change inthe Communist nation despite the Pope's call for renewal and a better society.

Cuba's economic czar and member of President Raul Castro's ministerialcouncil, Marino Murillo, said it is changing its economy but there will not be political reform.