Pope meets Cuba's Fidel Castro, slams U.S. embargo
Philip Pullella and Jeff FranksHAVANA (Reuters) - Pope Benedict called for an end to the U.S. trade embargo against Cuba and met with revolutionary icon Fidel Castro on Wednesday as he ended a trip in which he urged the communist island to change.
He also spoke at a public Mass in Havana's sprawling Revolution Square where the Vatican said 300,000 people gathered to hear the 84-year-old pontiff.
In a trip laced with calls for change in Cuba, his last message was aimed at the United States, its longtime ideological foe, which for 50 years has imposed a trade embargo trying to topple the Caribbean island's communist government.
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"Pope meets Cuba's Fidel Castro, slams U.S. embargo", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), mars 2012. Consulté le 29/09/2023. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/pope-meets-cuba-s-fidel-castro-slams-u-s-embargo