The Pope Just Helped the US and Cuba Make Up. What International Conflict Will He Fix Next? | Mother Jones

Wednesday’s historic deal between the United States and Cuba was noteworthy for a lot of reasons—and a fascinating one that’s emerged has been the role of Pope Francis. It’s been reported that the Pope sent personal letters to President Obama and President Raul Castro enjoining them to reconsider the situation; then, he invited US and Cuban officials to the Vatican in October to talk things out. In the days since the announcement—which His Holiness greeted with “warm congratulations”—the Vatican has enjoyed wide credit as one of the biggest influences in breaking the decades-old standoff.

via The Pope Just Helped the US and Cuba Make Up. What International Conflict Will He Fix Next? | Mother Jones.

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