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Fidel Castro questions Pope on changes in liturgy

Catholic World News - March 29, 2012

During his March 29 meeting with Pope Benedict XVI, Fidel Castro questioned the Pope about reforms in the Latin liturgy, and asked for books that would help him understand changes in the Church, the Vatican has disclosed.

Castro told the Pontiff that he was delighted with the beatifications of Mother Teresa of Calcutta and Pope John Paul II, saying that they had both done enormous good for Cuba.

The ailing Cuban leader complimented Pope Benedict on his stamina, and asked how the Pope continues to carry out his duties despite his advancing years. Castro, who retired from active political life in 2008, is less than a year older than the Pope.

Before ending the meeting, Pope Benedict promised Castro that he would recommend some reading to help the Cuban leader understand recent developments in the Catholic faith.

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