Saturday, November 26, 2016
Pope Francis grieves, prays for atheist revolutionary Castro
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis said the death of Cuba's revolutionary leader Fidel Castro was "sad news" and that he was grieving and praying for his repose.Francis expressed his condolences in a Spanish-language message to Fidel's brother, President Raul Castro on Saturday.The pope, who met Fidel Castro when he visited Cuba last year, said he had received the "sad news" and added: "I express to you my sentiments of grief."Fidel Castro, who was a professed atheist, was baptized as a Catholic and educated in schools run by the Jesuits, the religious order of which the pope is a member.
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