Pope Benedict has met with Cuban revolutionary icon Fidel Castro after saying mass in Havana, the Vatican has said.
The meeting comes towards the close of the pope's three-day visit to the Communist-run island, during which the pontiff has called for greater freedoms, and a bigger role for the Roman Catholic Church in Cuban society.
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