Francis arrives to the town of El Cobre, Cuba, Monday, Sept. 21, 2015. (Ismael Francisco/Cubadebate via AP)
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Pope Francis ends his visit to Cuba Tuesday with a Mass at the country's most revered shrine and a pep talk with families before flying north to Washington for the start of his U.S. tour.Francis' address to families and symbolically potent flight to the United States underscore two of the big themes of his Cuba pilgrimage -- encouraging reconciliation within families and between the U.S. and Cuba. Before flying to Santiago on Monday, Francis celebrated Mass in Holguin, a city of about 300,000 in eastern Cuba.It was a theme Francis sketched out Sunday night in an off-the-cuff encounter with young people.Francis asked the crowd.After arriving in Santiago, the pope went to the Sanctuary of the Virgin of Charity of Cobre, the site of the Mass on Tuesday.Francis appeared to be in some discomfort walking.
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