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Pope Francis called Cubans to a "revolution of tenderness" as he celebrated Mass Sept. 22 in the Minor Basilica of the Shrine of Our Lady of Charity of El Cobre.
Pope Francis met with revolutionary Communist Fidel Castro Sept. 20, where they chatted “informally” about “protecting the environment and the great problems of the contemporary world."
Francis called on people to turn their eyes toward Jesus, finding him even "in our brothers and sisters, especially those who feel excluded or abandoned."
In one of the most impassioned calls his pontificate for a poor church, Francis begged Cuba's religious community, "Love poverty like you love your mother."