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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 speaks to 600,000-strong crowd in Havana

In his remarks to the 600,000-strong crowd, the pope issued his strongest denunciation of religious intolerance yet in Cuba.

Crowds great the Pope in Havana, Cuba. Credit: Press Association

He referred to the biblical account of how people persecuted by the Babylonian king "preferred to face death by fire rather than betray their conscience and their faith."

He said people find freedom when they seek the truth that Christianity offers.

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