TOP STORY: Pope meets with Castro, accepts invitation to visit Cuba

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c. 1996 Religion News Service VATICAN CITY _ In a dramatic coda to the end of the Cold War, Pope John Paul II welcomed Cuban President Fidel Castro to the citadel of Roman Catholicism Tuesday (Nov. 19) and accepted the communist leader’s invitation to visit Cuba next year. For 35 minutes the pope huddled in […]

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