Pope Francis Welcomes Renewal of Cuba-U.S. Relations

Prensa Latina, Havana, from the Vatican, Rome, 17 December 2014

Pope Francis welcomed today the first step for the reestablishment of relations between Cuba and the United States, after more than half a century of the bilateral riff.

According to a communiqué released by the Holy See, the Pontiff is strongly pleased with the reestablishment of relations, to overcome in the interest of citizens of both nations, the difficulties that mark their history.

This declaration came to light minutes after Cuban president Raul Castro and his peer of the United States, Barack Obama, addressed their respective nations to inform about the new destinies of bilateral links.

In their speeches, both presidents thanked the Pope for his mediation in the dialogue.

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