Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Pope to meet Fidel Castro during March visit to Cuba?

Catholic World News - February 21, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI hopes to meet with Fidel Castro during his visit to Cuba next month, according to unnamed Vatican sources. The Pontiff is already scheduled to meet with Raul Castro, the brother and successor of the longtime Cuban leader.

The papal visit will provide an opportunity to assess the growing influence of the Catholic Church in the years since Pope John Paul II visited the island in 1998. The Church is the largest institution not controlled by the government, and has emerged as an important broker in public affairs.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our September expenses ($13,488 to go):
$35,000.00 $21,511.73
39% 61%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Eucharistic Adoration, a Sure Sign of Catholic Renewal 14 hours ago
The Mystery of Music, Part II 19 hours ago
Our Spiritual Destiny and the Horror of War September 19
The Islamic roots of terrorism must be addressed September 19
Each of us is destined to marry Jesus Christ September 18

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Cardinals criticize Kasper proposal, escalating debate on remarriage/Communion CWN - September 18