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Pope Benedict XVI meets Fidel Castro in Havana

28 March 2012 Last updated at 20:47 BST

Pope Benedict XVI has held a 30-minute meeting with Cuba's revolutionary leader and former President, Fidel Castro.

Castro, who also met Pope John Paul II when he visited the island in 1998, had requested a few minutes with Pope Benedict.

The BBC's Sarah Rainsford reports from Havana.