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Orthodox pilgrims hold candles during the Holy Fire ceremony in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre on April 30 (AP)

Fr Gennady Zaridze is seeking scientific proof that the fire emanates from God

Cardinal Philippe Barbarin pictured at the Vatican (AP)

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A Syrian man disembarks from a Greek navy vessel after being rescued near the shores of Lesbos (AP)

Pope Francis and other Christian leaders to meet migrants next Saturday

Vatican doctrinal chief Cardinal Gerhard Müller (CNS)

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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

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

Pope Francis exchanging gifts with the Archbishop of Canterbury  in 2013 (AP)
Pskov-Caves Monastery, near Estonia: ‘A new world suddenly opened up for us’ (Wikipedia)

Everyday Saints and Other Stories is fascinating collection of tales about the Orthodox monks in the Pskov Caves Monastery

An Eastern Orthodox Church in Antartica (AP)

Everyday Saints and Other Stories recounts how a student and his friends turned to religion