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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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Pope calls for greater religious freedom in Cuba

The Pope addressed crowds in

The Pope did not cite the government by name, but in his address in Havana, he urged Cuban authorities to let the church more freely preach its message and educate its young in the faith in schools and universities.

600,000 people turned out to see the Pope in Havana. Credit: Press Association

The remarks came before Benedict's eagerly anticipated meeting with Fidel Castro.

Crowds at Revolution Square in Havana ahead of the Pope's mass. Credit: Press Association

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