NEWS FEATURE: U.S. religious leaders’ diplomacy helped pave way for pope’s Cuba visit

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c. 1997 Religion News Service UNDATED _ Shortly before midnight, the expected phone call came to the Havana hotel room of Archbishop Theodore McCarrick of Newark, N.J. Minutes later, he and other American clergy were whisked in a government car to an encounter with Fidel Castro, the Cuban leader whose government had once expelled foreign […]

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