Pope Benedict is in Cuba's capital Havana for Wednesday's morning's open-air mass that is expected to attract huge crowds. On Tuesday, the pope made a pilgrimage to the country's most revered place: the Basilica of the Virgin of Charity.
Pope Benedict continues his Latin American trip by visiting Cuba. He'll celebrate the 400th anniversary of the appearance of the Virgin of Charity and meet with President Raul Castro. Guest host Jacki Lyden talks with Washington Post reporter Nick Miroff, who is in Cuba, about the Pope's efforts to improve relations in the communist country.
Pope Benedict is in Cuba, Latin America's least Catholic country. He arrived Monday in Santiago, where Cuba's revolution began in 1953. He urged Cubans to seek unity and overcome their divisions, but his message wasn't especially political.
When Pope Benedict arrives in Cuba on Monday, he'll be greeted by Cuban-Americans who have made the pilgrimage from Miami and other U.S. cities. Still, there are concerns that Cuba's Catholic Church isn't doing enough to reach out to political dissidents.
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