Pope Francis addresses a joint meeting of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015. Listening behind the pope are Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio.
Pope Francis addresses a joint meeting of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015. Listening behind the pope are Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio. Carolyn Kaster AP
Pope Francis addresses a joint meeting of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015. Listening behind the pope are Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio. Carolyn Kaster AP

New U.S.-Cuba relationship frequent theme during pope’s visit

September 24, 2015 03:17 PM

UPDATED September 24, 2015 07:18 PM

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