Cuban state television has aired the inauguration ceremony of Pope Francis, a significant step in a communist country that has long had a rocky relationship with the Catholic church.
Cubans could watch a two-hour broadcast of the lavish ceremony late on Tuesday, hours after the actual event at the Vatican, on the educational channel.
The midday and evening news also included reports and pictures of the ceremony.
Cuba was represented at the event by its new vice president, Miguel Diaz-Canel, the heir apparent to aging President Raul Castro.
Castro was one of the first world leaders to congratulate the Argentine-born pontiff, with a message offering 'best wishes' from the government and people of the only communist country in the Americas.
The tumultuous relationship between Cuban authorities and the Catholic church eased somewhat when Pope John Paul II visited the island in 1998. That rapprochement has continued under Raul Castro, who took over from better known brother Fidel in 2006.