Pope to visit Cuba before flying on to U.S. in September: Vatican

April 22, 2015 12:28 PM

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Pope to visit Cuba before flying on to U.S. in September: Vatican

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis will visit Cuba before flying on to the United States for his visit there in September, the Vatican said on Wednesday.

The stop in Cuba during a trip that will include visits to the White House, Congress and the United Nations will underline the role the Vatican played in helping restore diplomatic relations between Havana and Washington that had been frozen for more than half a century.

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