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US diplomat Jeffrey DeLaurentis talks to American Catholics during a reception at the US Embassy residence in Havana (CNS)

Diplomatic progress is being made every day, Jeffrey DeLaurentis told US Catholics in Cuba

People cheer as Pope Francis arrives for  Mass in Revolution Square in Holguin, Cuba (CNS)

Pope Francis’s visit to Cuba has brought renewed hope to many Catholics on the island

Pope Francis circles the altar with incense during a Mass in Revolution Square in Holguin, Cuba (PA)

The Pope addressed thousands of Cubans on the feast of St Matthew

Pope Francis embraces a nun during vespers with priests, religious and seminarians at the cathedral in Havana (CNS)

Pope Francis delivered an off-the-cuff homily in Havana’s cathedral on Sunday

Pope Francis and Cuba's Fidel Castro shakes hands yesterdat (AP Photo/Alex Castro)

Why did Pope Francis meet Fidel Castro?

The Holy Father wants to reach out to public sinners, even Communists

Two dissidents  are taken away by security officers after throwing leaflets as Pope Francis arrived for Mass in Revolution Square (AP)

Two dissidents claim they were prevented from attending the Pope’s vespers service at the Cathedral of Havana on Sunday

Pope Francis arrives in procession to celebrate Mass in Revolution Square in Havana (CNS)

Representatives of FARC and the Colombian government have been holding talks in Cuba since late 2012

Cubans await Pope Francis's arrival in Revolution Plaza in Havana yesterday (AP)

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Pope Francis and Cuba's Fidel Castro shake hands, in Havana (AP)

Pope Francis meets Fidel Castro in Havana

The Pontiff visited the former president of Cuba after the Mass on Sunday

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in Revolution Square, Havana (AP)

‘We do not serve ideas, we serve people,’ Francis tells hundreds of thousands in Revolution Square