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Barack Obama and Raúl Castro thanked Pope Francis for breakthrough in US-Cuba relations

Barack Obama and Raúl Castro have thanked Pope Francis for helping broker a historic deal to begin normalising relations between the United States and Cuba, after 18 months of secret talks over prisoner releases brought a sudden end to decades of cold war hostility. 268 more words

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Rubio Pledges To Stamp Out Progress "Wherever It Rears Its Ugly Head"

THE CABIN ANTHRAX, MURPHY, N.C. (CT&P) -At a hurriedly called press conference somewhere in the bowels of Cretonia earlier today, Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), a Catholic, criticized Pope Francis after the pontiff played a key role in helping the United States and Cuba forge an agreement that resulted in the release of American Alan Gross from Cuba. 367 more words

Politics

What role did Pope Francis play in the breakthrough with Cuba?

Today is Pope Francis’ 78th birthday and he celebrated with the news of a new diplomatic era for the U.S. and Cuba. President Obama thanked him during his announcement and called the Pontif “the real deal.” How did Pope Francis use his moral authority to melt this diplomatic freeze? 14 more words

AC360

Embargo with Cuba lifted thanks to the Pope

As people are quickly finding out, the long embargo with Cuba is now over after the release of an American contractor held in prison for five years. 252 more words

President Obama Announces Major Changes In US/Cuba Policy

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MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – Following the release of American Alan Gross from Cuban prison, President Barack Obama made historic changes to US-Cuban policy after becoming the first president since the Eisenhower administration to speak directly to a Cuban leader. 1,326 more words

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News Flash! Pope Says Rocks and Other Minerals Go to Hell?

The other night, fellow Reactionary Tyler Brown and I met up for some wings and a couple pitchers of beer at a bar when he told me that he now follows the Pope on Twitter. 740 more words

Ideas

Happy Birthday Pope Francis

Today marks the birthday of the Pope Francis so I thought it would be a good idea to share some information and websites where teachers can get resources for their lessons. 361 more words

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