Pope holds talks with Cuban president in Havana

Pope Benedict XVI and Cuban President Raul Castro
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.

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