Pope celebrates his decision to become a priest in Cuba

September 21, 2015 6:04 PM

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HOLGUIN, Cuba - Pope Francis marked a personal anniversary Monday - the day as a teenager he decided to become a priest - by pressing a subtle message to Cubans at a delicate point in their history: Overcome ideological preconceptions and be willing to change.

Francis traveled to Cuba's third-largest city, Holguin, and celebrated a Mass where Cuban rhythms mixed with church hymns under a scorching tropical sun. Later, he was scheduled to go to Santiago on Cuba's eastern end before flying Tuesday to Washington for the U.S. leg of his trip to the two former...

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