Pope Francis Meets with the President of Cuba Díaz-Canel Bermúdez and Gifted him a Dove Sculpture that said "Be messengers of peace." - VIDEO

Pope Francis receives President Díaz-Canel Bermúdez of Cuba and his group in private audience in the Vatican.
A statement released by the Holy See Press Office on Tuesday, the 20th of June, said Pope Francis received the President of the Republic of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez in the Vatican’s Paul VI Hall during the morning.
They had a 40-minute conversation, then the President gifted Pope Francis a sculpture by a Cuban artist and two poetry books. "They are two beautiful poems—two valuable books," he explained. "It seemed to me that you would appreciate them." Pope Francis' gifts to the President of Cuba included his apostolic letter and a sculpture with a dove carrying an olive branch. The pope read the dove's message "Be messengers of peace."

The President then went on to meet Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Secretary of State, accompanied by Mgr. Daniel Pacho, Undersecretary for the Multilateral Sector of the Section for Relations with States and International Organisations.
The statement related, that the topics discussed included the importance of diplomatic relations between the Holy See and Cuba, and the historic visit of Pope St. John Paul II in 1998 was evoked on its 25th anniversary year.
They then spoke on the situation in the country and the contribution that the Church offers, especially in the areas of charity.
In their conversation some international topics of mutual interest were touched upon, as well as the importance of continuing to promote the common good.
President Díaz-Canel Bermúdez is scheduled to meet with Italian President Sergio Mattarella on Tuesday afternoon as part of a tour of Europe from 20 to 24 June. (Vatican News Source)

On June 21st, the president will participate in Paris as President of the Group of 77+China in the Summit for a new World Financial Pact.
On Twitter the President of Cuba wrote, 
It is a very pleasant reunion today with His Holiness Pope Francis, to whom I conveyed my deep affection and wishes for the full recovery of the Cuban people.
It was a frank conversation. We confirm broad coincidences on pressing issues on the international agenda for humanity.
We address the current Cuban reality, particularly the severe impact on our population of the intensified economic blockade.
I appreciated their expressions of closeness and encouragement in favor of our country.
We confirm the will to continue strengthening the ties between the Holy See and #Cuba.