CNN: “Pope Francis — the Catholic Church’s first Latin American pontiff — celebrated his birthday Wednesday with a major geopolitical wish granted: The end of a half-century of frozen relations between the United States and Cuba.
Francis, who was elected last year and turned 78 on Wednesday, acted as the chief advocate for renewing diplomatic ties between Washington and Havana, officials said.
The Pope made a personal plea to President Barack Obama and Cuban leaders in a letter this summer, writing that the two nations should try to reset their relations after decades of friction.
“I want to thank His Holiness, Pope Francis, whose moral example shows us the importance of pursuing the world as it should be, rather than simply settling for the world as it is,” Obama said Wednesday as he announced the U.S. policy shift on Cuba.”
Opinion: I should have expected the corroboration between the two leaders, since Francis and the liberal wing of US bishops were very vocal about opening up the US border to any and all illegal immigrants.
Earlier this month we added Francis’ Jesuit Society to a growing list of organizations that are working towards global government – which requires removal of the US from superpower status.
Global organizational support:
- United Nations
- Council of Foreign Relations (CFR)
- International Criminal Court (ICC)
- Federal Reserve
- Jesuit Society
- Tri-Lateral Commission
(Thanks to Nannette for sending this in)