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

Morning Catholic must-reads: 15/02/16

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

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

Patriarch Kirill arrives at the Jose Marti International Airport in Havana on Thursday (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 12/02/16

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill attend a reception marking the 1000th anniversary of the death of Grand Prince Vladimir in 2015 (Mikhail Klimentyev/RIA-Novosti, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Russia is isolated and fighting two wars, and its leaders recognise that, diplomacy-wise, the Pope has many divisions

People walks past a Pope Francis banner outside a store in Mexico City (CNS)

The Vatican has updated the Holy Father’s itinerary for the upcoming papal visit

Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill (AP/Alexander Khitrov)

Pope Francis will meet with Patriarch Kirill on February 12 in Cuba