Pope Francis, Peacemaker

Other popes have waded into international conflicts. This pope is diving in.

Lots to smile about these days.

Photographer: Franco Origlia/Getty Images

When Pope John Paul II arrived at the airport in Havana in 1998 for a first-ever papal visit, he said: “May Cuba, with all its magnificent potential, open itself up to the world, and may the world open itself up to Cuba.”

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