Obama, Castro praise Pope’s role in normalizing relations

By September 21, 2015 No Comments

US President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raúl Castro spoke by telephone on September 18 and praised Pope Francis’s role in the thaw in relations between the two nations.
“President Obama today spoke by phone with President Raul Castro of Cuba to discuss the process of normalization between the two countries in advance of Pope Francis’s upcoming visits to Cuba and the United States,” the White House said in a statement. “The two presidents commended the role that Pope Francis has played in advancing relations between our countries.”

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