Pope Said to Seek Meeting With Ailing Fidel Castro on Cuba Trip

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Pope Francis will hold a private meeting with Fidel Castro during his visit to Cuba later this month if the former president’s health allows it, according to three Vatican officials with knowledge of the matter.

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