POLITICS
12/18/2014 08:01 am ET Updated Dec 18, 2014

Journey to Rapprochement Visited Worlds of Presidents, Popes and Spies

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The deal that freed an American jailed in Cuba and ended 53 years of diplomatic estrangement between the United States and Cuba was blessed at the highest levels of the Holy See but cut in the shadowy netherworld of espionage.

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