Pope Benedict XVI walks with Cuba's President Raul Castro, second right, as he arrives to Antonio Maceo airport in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, Monday March 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
March 26, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
By NICOLE WINFIELD and ANDREA RODRIGUEZ
SANTIAGO, Cuba --
Pope Benedict XVI arrived in Cuba on Monday in the footsteps of his more famous predecessor, saying he holds great affection for Cubans on both sides of the Florida Straits and has heartfelt hopes for reconciliation.