Cuban leader Raul Castro met in the Vatican with the Pope

Cuban President Raul Castro on Sunday met in the Vatican with Pope Francis. According to Western media, Castro decided to thank the Pontiff for his personal contribution to the restoration of diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States. It is reported. Meeting Castro and the Pope lasted ca.yzko hour, talking in Spanish. After the meeting, the communist leader said he was ready to start praying when the Pope and then continue to support Cuba. &Laquo; I read all the speeches of the Pope, his comments, and if the Pope will continue this way, I too will be returning to prayer and come back to church, and I'm not kidding & raquo ;, – said Raul Castro. Speaking of Francis, Castro said he was « very impressed by his wisdom, modesty and all its virtues & raquo ;. Pope Francis plans to visit Cuba for two days in September the way to the US. Frozen over half a century, relations between Cuba and the United States resumed in December. Castro has publicly clerkuvav Pope Francis for his help, which contributed to the convergence Havana and Washington after decades of isolation policy.