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Pope Francis to meet with Fidel Castro during Cuba trip

New photos released of Castro with Venezuela's minister of defense

HAVANA, Cuba – Pope Francis will meet with former Cuban leader Fidel Castro during his trip to the communist island this month, church officials announced.

Further details about the meeting have not been released, and officials have said it will depend on the health of the 89-year-old former leader.

Meanwhile, new photos of Castro were tweeted over the weekend, showing the elder Castro brother meeting with Venezuela's minister of defense, Vladimir Padrino.

Local 10 News will have continuing coverage of Pope Francis' visit live from Havana beginning Sept. 16.

The pope is scheduled to visit the island from Sept. 19 to Sept. 22.

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Amanda Batchelor is the managing editor for Local10.com.