This week we are listening to a prominent news story from the Spanish speaking world regarding Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to Cuba. The streets were flooded with spectators determined to attend his mass given in Havana, an event which coincided with the 400th anniversary of the celebration of Our Lady of Charity of El Cobre, patron saint of the island. Although Cuba was an atheist state in the recent past, the relationship between the Roman Catholic Church and the Cuban government has gradually evolved. Listen now to see how the Pope was welcomed to the island, and the reaction of Cuban president Raúl Castro.
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