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Cuba's Cardinal Jaime Ortega celebrates Good Friday Mass during Holy Week (AP Photo/Javier Galeano)

Cardinal Jaime Ortega was named Archbishop of Havana in 1981 and oversaw three papal trips to Communist Cuba

President Obama is greeted by Cardinal Jaime Ortega last night (AP)

Cardinal Ortega, along with Pope Francis, played a part in the ‘Cuban Thaw’ of diplomatic relations with the US

Activists dressed in orange jumpsuits representing detainees in the U.S.-run detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, protest in front of the White House (CNS)

Religious advocates have questioned whether President Obama’s plan for the detention centre will allow detainees a fair trial

Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk of Kiev-Halych (CNS)

Archbishop Shevchuk had expressed the disappointment at the joint declaration signed by Francis and the Russian Orthodox patriarch

Pope Francis waves to the crowd in Mexico City's main square, the Zocalo (AP)

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Pope Francis with President Enrique Pena Nieto and first lady, Angelica Rivera, upon his arrival in Mexico  (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)

The Pontiff is meeting President Enrique Pena Nieto at the start of his visit to Mexico

Pope Francis and the Patriarch Kirill sign a joint declaration on religious unity at Jose Marti aiport in Havana (AP)

The Russian patriarch, not Pope Francis, has the most reason to be satisfied after the Havana meeting and joint statement

Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill and Pope Francis pose for photos at the beginning of their meeting (CNS)

‘I felt an interior joy that truly came from the Lord,’ the Pope tells reporters

The historic meeting between Patriarch Kirill and Pope Francis in Havana (AP)

Patriarch Kirill is overheard telling the Pope: ‘Things are easier now’

Pope Francis meets Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill at Jose Marti International airport in Havana (AP)

First meeting of a pope and Russian patriarch takes place in Havana