Pope Benedict XVI concluded his visit in Cuba with a meeting with Fidel Castro, his wife Dalia and his two sons.
Castro, whose death has been widely speculated in the media, appeared frail but spent 30 minutes with the Pope discussing world issues and greater freedom for the Cuban population.
Castro pointed out that they are both of the same age (Castro is 85, and the Pope will turn 85 in April). The Pope replied: ‘Yes, I’m old, but I can still carry out my duties.’
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