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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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