A worker hangs banners ahead of Pope Francis' scheduled visit, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015, on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
Pope Francis is expected to raise the Vatican's opposition to the United States' embargo against Cuba during his forthcoming trip but he will not dwell on the issue so as not to be seen as interfering in U.S. politics, Vatican officials say.Pope John Paul condemned the embargo in strong words several times during his landmark trip to Cuba in 1998, the first by a pope.Francis, the first Latin American pope, leveraged the Vatican's ties to both countries, writing letters to Cuban President Raul Castro and Obama to help foster last December's announcement of the resumption of diplomatic relations.Havana's Cardinal Jaime Ortega has said when Francis met Obama last year before relations were restored that the pontiff told Obama there would be many benefits for the United States if it lifted the embargo.
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE