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Pope Francis meets with Fidel Castro during visit to Cuba

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Pope Francis and Fidel Castro shake hand at Castro's residence. Photo Alex Castro/AP
Pope Francis and Fidel Castro shake hand at Castro’s residence. Photo Alex Castro/AP

TODAY CUBA – Pope Francis met privately with Fidel Castro Sunday and a photograph of the historic encounter between the pontiff and the revolutionary provided the first glimpse of the frail former Cuban leader in months.

During his private 40-minute meeting with Castro, the men talked about big issues and questions facing global humanity, according to papal spokesman Federico Lombardi.

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By contrast, Castro peppered former Pope Benedict XVI with questions during his 2012 visit.

On Sunday, a photo provided by Alex Castro, Fidel’s son and official photographer, showed the 89-year-old former president and Francis looking into each other’s eyes as they shook hands, the Pope in his white vestments and Castro in a white, button-down shirt and Adidas sweat top.

Castro, who last appeared in public in April, seemed to be gripping another, unidentified man for support.

Article orginally appeared at Todaycuba.com

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