Papal bull in the Plaza de la Revolución
The Catholic Church supported brutal dictatorships in the past, so what right had the Pope to take a swipe at the people of Cuba's benign brand of communism, asks Tom McGurk.
It made for a memorable photographic moment, two great icons of the age and now in their final years, staring at the lens - Pope Benedict XVI and former Cuban leader, Fidel Castro. Benedict and Fidel were sitting somewhat self-consciously side by side for the photographer in Havana after the Pontiff had earlier celebrated Mass in Revolution Square, Plaza de la Revolución.
The picture captures a moment resplendent with irony. Fidel fraternising with...
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