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Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, left, and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill (AP Photo)

For some even the slightest change in relations with Rome will end up with tradition being swept away

A view of St Peter's Square during the canonisation ceremony (AP)

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Pope Francis waves to pilgrims as he appears for the Regina Coeli (AP)

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The historic meeting between Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill took place on February 12 (AP)

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

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’

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