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Pope Francis (AP)

The Pope met Patriarch Mathias of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church at the Vatican on Monday

Patriarch Kirill will be trying to push Constantinople further into the shade (Photo: AP)

Francis is walking into a Russian minefield


The meeting between the Pope and Patriarch Kirill is unprecedented, but the Russian Orthodox leader will come armed with his own political agenda

UN soldiers from Argentina wave to Pope Francis as he arrives for the general audience (AP)

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Pope Francis prays with the Rev Jens-Martin Kruse during a visit to the Lutheran church (Photo: AP)

The Pope tells Lutheran woman to ‘talk to the Lord’ in discerning whether or not to participate in Communion

Pope Francis salutes as he arrives to meet Evangelical Christian pastor Giovanni Traettino last year (Photo: AP)

Francis says the communion of martyrs is the ‘greatest sign of our journeying together’

Pope Francis said the group was 'witness to the growing understanding and appreciation of the bonds of brotherhood and reconciliation' (CNS)

Holy Father marks 50th anniversary of ecumenical group

Pope Francis (AP)

Pope Francis met Archbishop Antje Jackelen of Uppsala, Sweden, at the Vatican

Pope Francis greets Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, last year (Photo: CNS)

Pope tells Anglican-Catholic commission that the ’cause of unity is not optional’

Francis leads Vespers at St Paul Outside the Walls in Rome at the end of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

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Archbishop Bernard Longley (Mazur/

Archbishop Longley says Catholic life is ‘missing something’ without it