Pope Francis' significant role in brokering the U.S.-Cuba breakthrough

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VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis welcomed the renewal of diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba on Thursday (December 18), saying he was happy to see an end to a half-century standoff between the two nations. But it was left to others at the Vatican to explain what a crucial role Francis himself played in bringing about a revolutionary change in the Cold War-era relationship.