Pope Francis offers US help in closing Guantanamo

Pope Francis walks as he leads a mass at the Saint Joseph at Aurelio church in RomeThe Vatican on Monday offered to help the United States in its efforts to close Guantanamo prison, a goal fervently supported by Pope Francis. The offer came during talks between the pontiff’s Secretary of State, Pietro Parolin, the number two in the Vatican hierarchy, and John Kerry, the US Secretary of State.

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