President Obama meets with Cuban cardinal
March 21, 2016
President Barack Obama met with Havana's Cardinal Jaime Ortega y Alamino on March 20, as White House aides acknowledged the prelate's important role played in restoring diplomatic ties between the US and Cuba.
President Obama's trip to Cuba-- the first such visit by an American president in nearly 90 years-- comes just months after the restoration of ties, which were broken after the Castro regime took power. Cardinal Ortega had worked with Pope Francis to help broker the agreement that normalized relations between the two countries.