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Fla. firm supplies mattress for papal visit.

Keith Koenig, president of City Furniture, will have the satisfaction of saying the pope slept on one of his mattresses, reports the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

At the request of the Archdiocese of Miami he's donating two of his chain's Kevin Charles brand memory foam mattresses to ensure that Pope Benedict XVI will sleep tight during his Mar. 26-28 visit to Cuba.

The pope will be spending his first night in Cuba at the priests' residence in El Cobre, the small town outside Santiago de Cuba that is home to the Shrine of Our Lady of Charity of Cobre, the island's patron saint.

Koenig and his wife Doreen also will travel to Cuba on a pilgrimage led by Miami Archbishop Thomas Wenski. "The opportunity to see the pope will be a big deal, and since the archdiocese is organizing the trip, I wanted to support them," Koenig said.

It will be his first trip to Cuba. Because of the U.S. embargo, Kevin Charles mattresses aren't sold on the island.

"Maybe sometime in the future: City Furniture and Cuba," Koenig said. "Who knows?"

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