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Pope Francis: pleased about U.S. and Cuba agreement

Pope Francis greets a group of new Ambassadors to the Holy See – OSS_ROM

18/12/2014 12:08
(Vatican Radio)  Pope Francis spoke on Thursday at his joy over the rapprochement between the United States and Cuba, two nations who have been estranged for many years, saying this was a result of diplomacy. His remarks came in a  brief off-the-cuff address to non-resident Ambassadors to the Holy See; Bahamas, Bangladesh, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Finland, Malaysia, Mali, Mongolia, New Zealand, Rwanda, Tanzania  and Togo. He said the work of an Ambassador is to take small steps aimed at building peace, bringing the hearts of people closer together and sowing brotherhood between peoples and nations. Please find below an English translation of the pope’s remarks to the non-resident Ambassadors: “I give you a warm welcome and I hope that every time you come here you feel as though at home. Our welcome and our respect (are) for you and also for your people and the Heads of your Governments.  I greet you all and hope your work will be fruitful. The work of an Ambassador is a job of taking small steps, doing small things but whose aim always is to build peace, to bring the hearts of people closer together and sow brotherhood between peoples.  This is your work, but done with small things, very small things.  And today we are all happy because yesterday we saw two nations, who were estranged for so many years, take a step to bring them closer together. This was achieved by Ambassadors, by diplomacy. Yours is a noble, very noble work. I hope it will be fruitful and may God bless you. Thank you.”

Pope welcomes U.S. and Cuban moves to normalise relations

President Raul Castro announcing that Cuba had agreed to re-establish diplomatic relations with the United States – AFP

17/12/2014 06:40
(Vatican Radio)  Pope Francis on Wednesday offered his congratulations to the governments of the United States and Cuba, as they announced the two countries will start talks on resuming diplomatic relations. A statement from the Vatican Secretariat of State said that in recent months the Pope had written to both Cuban President Raul Castro and U.S. President Barack Obama, inviting them to “resolve humanitarian questions of common interest”. The Holy See also met with delegations from both countries in the Vatican last October, providing what the statement calls “its good offices to facilitate a constructive dialogue”. The communiqué says the Holy See will continue to offer support for initiatives on the part of both countries to strengthen bilateral relations and promote the wellbeing of their respective citizens. Please find below the full communiqué from the Secretariat of State The Holy Father wishes to express his warm congratulations for the historic decision taken by the Governments of the United States of America and Cuba to establish diplomatic relations, with the aim of overcoming, in the interest of the citizens of both countries, the difficulties which have marked their recent history. In recent months, Pope Francis wrote letters to the President of the Republic of Cuba, His Excellency Mr Raúl Castro, and the President of the United States, The Honorable Barack H. Obama, and invited them to resolve humanitarian questions of common interest, including the situation of certain prisoners, in order to initiate a new phase in relations between the two Parties The Holy See received Delegations of the two countries in the Vatican last October and provided its good offices to facilitate a constructive dialogue on delicate matters, resulting in solutions acceptable to both Parties. The Holy See will continue to assure its support for initiatives which both nations will undertake to strengthen their bilateral relations and promote the wellbeing of their respective citizens.

 

 

Obama: Pope Francis instrumental in Cuba deal

Barack Obama and Raul Castro – REUTERS

18/12/2014 08:58
(Vatican Radio) After more than a half-century of hostility, the United States and Cuba are to work toward the establishment of full diplomatic relations – and US President Barack Obama says that Pope Francis played an instrumental role in creating the conditions for the development.The Secretariat of State of the Holy See issued a statement offering Pope Francis’ expressions of  “warm congratulations for the historic decision taken by the Governments of the United States of America and Cuba to establish diplomatic relations, with the aim of overcoming, in the interest of the citizens of both countries, the difficulties which have marked their recent history.”Click below to hear our report” The announcement of efforts to normalize relations came in the context of the release of US aid worker Alan Gross and an exchange of intelligence officers being detained on the island and in the US.US President Barack Obama said that Pope Francis played a role in bringing him and Cuban leader Raul Castro together.  “His Holiness Pope Francis issued a personal appeal to me, and to Cuba’s President Raul Castro, urging us to resolve Alan’s case, and to address Cuba’s interest in the release of three Cuban agents who have been jailed in the United States for over 15 years,” Obama said.Raul Castro also welcomed the exchange and the move to normalize relations. “[President] Obama’s decision,” said Castro, “deserves the respect and acknowledgment of our people.”Relations between Cuba and the US deteriorated rapidly and eventually disintegrated entirely in the wake of the takeover of the island by Communist revolutionaries led by current Cuban president Raul Castro’s brother, Fidel, in 1959.

Cuban President says he will not change political system

Cuban President Raul Castro – AP

21/12/2014 06:57
(Vatican Radio) After more than a half-century of hostility, this week the United States and Cuba promised to work toward the establishment of full diplomatic relations.US President Barack Obama says that Pope Francis played an instrumental role in creating the conditions for the development.Cuba’s President Raul Castro is welcoming Obama’s political initiative,  but is advising that it won’t change the overall political system in Havana. Listen to the report by James Blears: Both sides have made genuine efforts to ease the strictures of the political straight jacket that previous harsh intrasegence has imposed.Although the US Embagro remains, travel restrictions and law about remittances sent home to Cuba, easing everday hardships, have been relaxed by Washington.While Raul Castro’s Administration has….Little by Little introduced economic reforms which have partically melted a glacial stubborness concerning embracing fledgling business enterprise.President Barack Obama’s wind of change speech came on Wednesday.  Without trying to remove the gusto from his sails, President Castro’s reply carried cautious reciprocal responses, but also plainly underlined that the poltical system in Havana….remains, come what may.Both Presidents will have a chance to again shake hands and further improve relations when they meet at the Americas Summit in Panama, this coming April.On the US  side the Embargo stays. On the Cuban side communism is intact,  while the Castros are still there.It’s the variations, interpretations and loopholes within these given facts of life which are the key to long term change.

 

 

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