Pope Francis Arrives In Cuba

Update: 4:25 PM EST

Pope Francis has arrived in Havana, Cuba to kick off his multi-day trip to the island nation and the United States of America.

At around 4:03 PM EST, Francis stepped on Cuba soil and was greeted by Cuban President Raul Castro.

A military band welcomed Francis and a group of young Cuban children handed him flowers.

Castro spoke on the tarmac of Jose Marti International Airport about how Cuba was willing to work with the global community on climate change- an obvious olive branch to the Pontiff’s efforts on the issue.

  Stay with Rise News as we continue to follow this developing story. 

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