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Pope Benedict arrives for three-day Cuba visit

Pope Benedict XVI has arrived in Cuba at the start of a three-day stay - the first papal visit to the island for 14 years.

The Pope, who flew in from Mexico, was welcomed at the airport by President Raul Castro as well as military bands and an artillery salute.

The pontiff said he had come as a pilgrim of charity, and would pray for peace, liberty and reconciliation.

BBC's Ian Pannell reports from Havana.

  • 27 Mar 2012
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