Pope Francis to meet with Fidel Castro during Cuba trip

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

By Amanda Batchelor - Senior Digital Editor

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.

Follow Local 10 News on Twitter@WPLGLocal10

Copyright 2015 by Local10.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.