Pope Francis heads to Washington, D.C. following Cuba trip

September 22, 2015 11:52 AM

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Pope Francis heads to Washington, D.C. following Cuba trip

Pope Francis was ending his visit to Cuba on Tuesday with a Mass at the country's most revered shrine and a pep talk with families before flying north to Washington for the start of his U.S. tour.

Francis' address to families and symbolically potent flight to the United States underscore two of the big themes of his Cuba pilgrimage: encouraging reconciliation within families and between the U.S. and Cuba. He worked behind the scenes as mediator in 18 months of secret talks on re-establishing ...

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