25 Apr '11, 4am

Castro admired John Paul II: Vatican number two

VATICAN CITY - CUBA'S Fidel Castro sincerely liked John Paul II, the late pope who is set to be put on the path to sainthood, the Vatican's number two said in a book, extracts of which were published on Sunday. The Cuban revolution icon read the pontiff's main writings and even poems before John Paul II's 1998 visit to Cuba, L'Osservatore Romano newspaper said, quoting Tarcisio Bertone's testimony for a book A Great Heart. Homage To John Paul II, which is a compilation of interviews. Mr Bertone, currently Cardinal Secretary of State to Pope Benedict XVI, said the deceased pontiff returned with 'very positive' impressions after the visit. 'Fidel Castro showed a sincere affection for the pope who, it must be remembered, was already ill. John Paul II told me that perhaps no other head of state had prepared for his visit in such a precise manner.' Mr Castro 'had read his encyc...

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