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Pope meets Fidel in Havana

Pope Benedict has met with Cuban revolutionary icon Fidel Castro after saying mass in Havana before addressing a 600,000-strong crowd.

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Hundreds of thousands gather for mass in Cuba

Hundreds of thousands of people gathered for mass in Cuba. Credit: Press Association

The pope demanded greater freedom for the Catholic Church in Cuba during an unusually politicised Mass before hundreds of thousands of people today in the shrine of the island's communist revolution.

He also denounced "fanaticism" that tries to impose its truth on others.

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