Pope holds talks with Cuban president in Havana

Pope Benedict XVI and Cuban president Raul Castro walk outside the Revolution palace at the end of their meeting in Havana Credit: AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia

Pope Benedict XVI and Cuban president Raul Castro met for talks in the Palace of the Revolution, Havana, in a bid to improve relations between the government and the Roman Catholic Church.

A Vatican spokesman said former leader Fidel Castro, who may or may not meet with Benedict, did not attend the talks.