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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

In Cuba, Pope Benedict XVI Calls For Open Society

Pope Benedict XVI rides in the popemobile as people gather along the roadside to greet him upon his arrival to Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, on Monday. (AP/Osservatore Romano)

Pope Benedict XVI rides in the popemobile as people gather along the roadside to greet him upon his arrival to Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, on Monday. (AP/Osservatore Romano)

At an open Mass in front of 200,000 people in Santiago, Pope Benedict XVI urged Cubans to build an “open and renewed society.”

This trip is the first papal visit to the communist-run country in more than a decade.

The BBC’s Sarah Rainsford reports on the state of the Catholic Church in Cuba.


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