Fidel praises Pope's speech

Fidel Castro praised the ecumenical and peace-mongering message Pope Benedict XVI issued during his recent visit to the United States.

As the leader of a Church, at a time when a war has been unleashed by the United States against the Muslims, his message was ecumenical and favourable to peace, Fidel Castro stated in an article entitled "Peace and Prosperity".

The leader of the Cuban Revolution said Pope's speeches are the antithesis of the politics of brutality and force carried out by US president George W. Bush.