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Fidel Castro meets with Pope Benedict XVI

  • This handout picture released by the Vatican Press Office shows Pope Benedict XVI with Cuban leader Fidel Castro (R) during a meeting on March 28, 2012 in Havana. Pope Benedict XVI met with Cuba's revolutionary icon Fidel Castro Wednesday, the last day of a trip to bolster the Roman Catholic church's relationship with the Communist government AFP PHOTO / OSSERVATORE ROMANO RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT " AFP PHOTO / OSSERVATORE ROMANO" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS (Photo credit should read HO/AFP/Getty Images) HO / AFP/Getty Images

  • This handout picture released by the Vatican Press Office shows Pope Benedict XVI with Cuban leader Fidel Castro (L) during a meeting on March 28, 2012 in Havana. Pope Benedict XVI met with Cuba's revolutionary icon Fidel Castro Wednesday, the last day of a trip to bolster the Roman Catholic church's relationship with the Communist government AFP PHOTO / OSSERVATORE ROMANO RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT " AFP PHOTO / OSSERVATORE ROMANO" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS (Photo credit should read HO/AFP/Getty Images) HO / AFP/Getty Images

  • This handout picture released by the Vatican Press Office shows Pope Benedict XVI with Cuban leader Fidel Castro (L) during a meeting on March 28, 2012 in Havana. Pope Benedict XVI met with Cuba's revolutionary icon Fidel Castro Wednesday, the last day of a trip to bolster the Roman Catholic church's relationship with the Communist government AFP PHOTO / OSSERVATORE ROMANO RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT " AFP PHOTO / OSSERVATORE ROMANO" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS (Photo credit should read HO/AFP/Getty Images) HO / AFP/Getty Images

  • This handout picture released by the Vatican Press Office shows Pope Benedict XVI with Cuban leader Fidel Castro (L) during a meeting on March 28, 2012 in Havana. Pope Benedict XVI met with Cuba's revolutionary icon Fidel Castro Wednesday, the last day of a trip to bolster the Roman Catholic church's relationship with the Communist government AFP PHOTO / OSSERVATORE ROMANO RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT " AFP PHOTO / OSSERVATORE ROMANO" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS (Photo credit should read HO/AFP/Getty Images) HO / AFP/Getty Images

  • This handout picture released by the Vatican Press Office shows Pope Benedict XVI with Cuban leader Fidel Castro (L) during a meeting on March 28, 2012 in Havana. Pope Benedict XVI met with Cuba's revolutionary icon Fidel Castro Wednesday, the last day of a trip to bolster the Roman Catholic church's relationship with the Communist government AFP PHOTO / OSSERVATORE ROMANO RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT " AFP PHOTO / OSSERVATORE ROMANO" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS (Photo credit should read HO/AFP/Getty Images) HO / AFP/Getty Images

  • This handout picture released by the Vatican Press Office shows Pope Benedict XVI with Cuban leader Fidel Castro (L) during a meeting on March 28, 2012 in Havana. Pope Benedict XVI met with Cuba's revolutionary icon Fidel Castro Wednesday, the last day of a trip to bolster the Roman Catholic church's relationship with the Communist government AFP PHOTO / OSSERVATORE ROMANO RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT " AFP PHOTO / OSSERVATORE ROMANO" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS (Photo credit should read HO/AFP/Getty Images) HO / AFP/Getty Images