Pope Francis arrives in Cuba, calls for reconciliation

(VOVworld) – Arriving for the first time in Cuba, Pope Francis called Saturday upon President Raúl Castro and US President Barack Obama to further the process of reconciliation between the two countries.

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Pope Francis waves from his popemobile as he leaves the airport and arrives to Havana, Cuba, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015. (Photo: AP)

Speaking in Havana on Saturday, Mr. Castro thanked the pope for his support to encourage reestablishment of diplomatic ties between the US and Cuba, after the half-of-a-century hostility, stunning people world-wide.

The Pope plans to celebrate Sunday Mass in Havana’s Plaza of the Revolution. He plans to travel to the eastern city of Holguín and then on to Santiago, Cuba’s second-largest city.

After Cuba, Pope Francis will travel to the US and deliver a speech at the US Congress and the UN General Assembly.

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