Pope Francis: in Cuba there was no mediation, but "good will"
Pope Francis said today that in the rapprochement between the US and Cuba was no mediation from the Vatican but was caused by the willingness of both countries.
The pope was responding to a question about whether the church mediated between those countries and the possibility of doing so in others like Colombia and Venezuela, during the press conference on the plane returning from his trip to Bolivia, Ecuador and Paraguay.
"The process with the United States was not mediation, had no basis for mediation. It was a desire that came from the other side too," he said. The Argentine pontiff revealed that it all began in January last year when he asked himself: "What can I do with these two that over 50 years ago are like this?"
"It happened. There was no mediation was the willingness of the two countries. The credit goes to them, who did this. We did not do almost anything, just little things. "