March 25, 2012

The Pope's Delicate Balancing Act in Cuba

Mimi Whitefield, Miami Herald

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Pope Benedict XVI arrives Monday in this eastern Cuban city, where spring flowers have just started to bloom, on a mission of charity and reconciliation. But the church's efforts to focus the trip on ushering in a 'springtime' of faith are colliding with political tensions.

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