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After the large mass that offered the Pope Francis in Havana's Revolution Square, Vatican President met with the leader of the Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro.
At the meeting, held at the residence of the Cuban president, were present Castro´s wife, children and grandchildren, said Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi.
According to Cubadebate, Fidel and Francis "agreed on major issues of concern related to the cause of the poor, the preservation of peace and human survival."
Francis and Fidel exchanged books and gifts. The Vatican spokesman said the Pope handed Castro a book written by a Jesuit who was a teacher who taught him in the Catholic school where he studied. For his part, Fidel gave the pope a collection of his religion talks with Frei Betto.
This is the first visit to Cuba of Pope Francis, who has played a very important role in the rapprochement between the governments of the United States and Cuba.
Francis is the third pope to visit the island in less than 20 years. It was preceded by Benedict XVI in 2012 and John Paul II in 1998.


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