Pope Benedict XVI gives Castros a foretaste of visit
Speaking days before the first papal visit to the Caribbean dictatorship of Cuba in 14 years, Pope Benedict XVI said: “Today it is evident that Marxist ideology in the way it was conceived no longer corresponds to reality.”
On the plane taking him from Rome for a five-day trip to Mexico and Cuba, he said that the 53-year-old communist system in Havana “can no longer respond and build a society”, and called for “new models” to replace it.
Pope Benedict offered the help of the Church in achieving a peaceful transition on the island, saying the process required patience but also “much decisiveness.”
Go watch the video, in Italian with English subtitles, which includes footage from his enthusiastic greeting in Mexico.