Pope Francis may visit Cuba during U.S. trip, Vatican says

April 17, 2015 8:39 AM

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Pope Francis may visit Cuba during U.S. trip, Vatican says

ROME (Reuters) - Pope Francis may include Cuba on the itinerary of his visit to the United States in September, the Vatican said on Friday, adding that discussions with Cuban authorities were still at an early stage.

A stop in Cuba on a trip expected to include visits to the White House and Congress as well as the United Nations would underline the role the Vatican has played in helping restore diplomatic relations between Havana and Washington that have been frozen for more than half a century.

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