Pope gently prods Cuba’s leaders for ‘legitimate’ reforms
This sun-scorched city is accustomed to playing second fiddle to Havana at the other end of Cuba. On Monday, it came first, as Pope Benedict XVI visited and brought the world’s gaze with him. In the city’s main plaza, Benedict celebrated Mass under huge steel arches in the shape of a papal miter above a blue-and-white altar. He urged residents of this communist-run country to seek salvation in faith.