November 15, 2019

Pope Francis grieves, prays for atheist revolutionary Castro

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53ccf80a-bdec-4411-9605-21cec476be22From Newsmax

said the death of ’s revolutionary leader was “sad news” and that he was grieving and praying for his repose.

Francis expressed his condolences in a Spanish-language message to Fidel’s brother, on Saturday.

The pope, who met Fidel Castro when he visited Cuba last year, said he had received the “sad news” and added: “I express to you my sentiments of grief.”

Fidel Castro, who was a professed atheist, was baptized as a Catholic and educated in schools run by the Jesuits, the religious order of which the pope is a member.

For more on this story go to: http://www.newsmax.com/Headline/pope-Vatican-Fidel-Castro-Cuba/2016/11/26/id/760712/?ns_mail_uid=64942667&ns_mail_job=1697665_11262016&s=al&dkt_nbr=nitvqn1q

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