Pope Francis played key role in restoring US-Cuba ties


Photo by Pete Souza, courtesy of the White House via Flickr

(RNS) President Obama met Pope Francis at the Vatican and Wednesday (Sept. 23) will welcome him to the White HouseOfficial White House Photo by Pete Souza.

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(RNS) The pope wrote a personal letter to President Obama this fall — something he'd never done before — and a separate letter to Cuban President Raul Castro.