The president @DiazCanelB held a private audience with Pope Francis for just over 30 minutes.
During the exchange, Diaz-Canel presented Francis with a work of art representative of Cuban culture.
As a present, the Vatican gave Díaz-Canel a handmade sculpture of poly-chrome bronze design by Michele Palazzetti.
The meeting between Diaz-Canel and Francis was held in the office adjacent to the Paul VI Hall, where major Vatican events are held.
#FromTheSouth News Bits | The President of Cuba Miguel Díaz Canel, arrived in Italy where he will carry out a work agenda that includes meetings with Pope Francis and President Sergio Mattarella. pic.twitter.com/ktMzXKaU4S