Pope praises the diplomacy of U.S.-Cuba accord

Dec 18, 2014 6:54 AM by Cheryl Wengren

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis is praising what he calls "small steps" of diplomacy and peacemaking between the U.S. and Cuba.

In his first public comments about the breakthrough, Francis told new ambassadors today that diplomacy is a "noble job."

Francis played a crucial role in bringing the two sides together, writing letters to Presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro this past summer, inviting them to find humanitarian solutions to their differences and offering the Vatican as a facilitator in negotiations.


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