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Cuba's Cardinal Jaime Ortega celebrates Good Friday Mass during Holy Week (AP Photo/Javier Galeano)

Cardinal Jaime Ortega was named Archbishop of Havana in 1981 and oversaw three papal trips to Communist Cuba

President Obama is greeted by Cardinal Jaime Ortega last night (AP)

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

Pope Francis celebrates Palm Sunday Mass in St Peter's Square (AP)

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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

Patriarch Kirill and Pope Francis embrace at José Martí International Airport in Havana (AP)

‘Catholics and Orthodox are called to work together fraternally in proclaiming the Good News of salvation’

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

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 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

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