Pope wraps up Cuba trip

SANTIAGO, Cuba (AP) _ Pope Francis has wrapped up his final formal event in Cuba.         During a visit to the eastern city of Santiago, the pope called on Cubans to strengthen the bonds of family, which he calls “true spaces of freedom.”

He says the breakup of families fragments societies or makes them uniform. He says that in both cases, “people turn into isolated individuals, easy to manipulate and to rule.”        

After the remarks at the Cathedral of Santiago, he’s heading to catch a flight to Washington to begin the U.S. leg of his trip.

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