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Vatican doctrinal chief Cardinal Gerhard Müller (CNS)

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Pope Francis, right, and the head of the Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill meet at the Jose Marti aiport in Havana (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)

The Pope’s soft words for the Russians will please Putin, not his victims

Photo: PA

The Russian Orthodox leader said the continent was ‘a model of an ideal humankind’

Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill sign the joint declaration in Cuba last Friday (AP)

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Patriarch Kirill visits a Russian Orthodox church in the Cuban capital Havana (AP)

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

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

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

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’