Francis calls for a ‘revolution of tenderness’

24 September 2015 | by Christopher Lamb
The Catholic faith of Cuba is a key element in developing its national identity and should be used as a resource to bring about a new “revolution of tenderness”, Pope Francis stressed during his four-day visit to the country. During the trip, and following in the footsteps of his predecessors, Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI, Francis met with former president Fidel Castro for what was described as a friendly and informal visit.At the same time the Holy See reached out to two longstanding dissidents of the communist regime, Marta Beatriz Roque and Miriam Leiva, for a meeting with the Pope who, according to Holy See spokesman Fr Federico Lombardi, wanted to show his concern for them. “The responsibility was given to the nuncio to call them and tell them I would greet t

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