Journey to Reconciliation Visited Worlds of Presidents, Popes and Spies

December 18, 2014   // 0 Comments

B   By MARK LANDLER and MICHAEL R. GORDON  0f The New York Times WASHINGTON — The deal that freed an American jailed in Cuba and ended 53 years of diplomatic estrangement between the United States and Cuba was blessed at the highest levels of the Holy See but cut in the shadowy netherworld of espionage. A personal appeal from Pope Francis, American officials said, was critical in ...

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