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Obama hails pope for helping US, Cuba find 'new beginning'
23 September 2015, 16:05
Washington - President Barack Obama on Wednesday lauded Pope Francis's role in helping ease animosity between the United States and Cuba , which had endured decades beyond the end of the Cold War.
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"We are grateful for your invaluable support of our new beginning with the Cuban people, which holds out the promise of better relations between our countries," Obama said during a public address to mark the pope's arrival at the White House.
President Barack Obama greets Pope Francis as he arrives at the White House. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais, AP)
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