Impressed By Pope, Raul Castro May Rejoin Church

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After meeting at the Vatican Sunday with Pope Francis, Cuban Communist leader Raul Castro said he may return to the Roman Catholic Church, the Associated Press reported. The pop helped negotiate the U.S.-Cuban detente. Raul Castro said he would attend all the Masses when Pope Francis visits Cuba later this year."I read all the speeches of the pope, his commentaries, and if the Pope continues this way, I will go back to praying and go back to the church, and I'm not joking," the AP quoted Raul Castro as saying. Communist Cuba under Castro and his brother, Fidel, has prohibited religious practices but is beginning to allow them.

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