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Set 'example of reconciliation for entire world', Pope tells Cuba and US

  • Pope Francis has called upon Cuba and the US to continue their moves towards rapprochement and set a global “example of reconciliation”.

    The pontiff made the remarks shortly after landing in the Cuban capital Havana.

    Francis has personally played an important role in bringing about a breakthrough in relations between the two countries that didn’t have diplomatic relations for more than five decades. 

    The Vatican said the pope would like to meet with former Cuban president Fidel Castro, who was too frail to attend the welcome ceremony.   

     

     

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