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File photo of Pope John Paul II's 1998 visit to Cuba

The Holy See has ended a historic quarrel and promoted world peace

Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith with Pope Francis in Rome in February (CNS/Paul Haring)

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The Shrine of Our Lady of Charity in El Cobre, Cuba (Photo: CNS)

Pope hails ‘noble’ task of diplomacy in address to new ambassadors

Pope Francis and Barack Obama talked about Cuba during their meeting at the Vatican in March (Photo: CNS)

One meeting between US and Cuban officials was held at the Vatican

Francis: 'God is not a magician, but the Creator who brought everything to life' (AP)

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Pope Francis waves during yesterday's Angelus address (AP)

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Ahmed el-Tayeb, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar (AP)

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Pope Benedict XVI and Raúl Castro outside the Palace of the Revolution in Havana. In the middle is a translator (CNS photo)

Castro declares Good Friday a holiday

Good Friday is to become a public holiday in Cuba for the first time since 1959

Cuban political dissidents Alejandrina Garcia de la Rivas and Laura Maria Labrada Pollan. Both have reportedly been arrested (CNS photo)

The dissidents had appealed for a meeting with Benedict XVI