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The Vatican released a message from the Pontiff to the head of the Ukrainian Catholic Church

Archbishop Shevchuk had expressed the disappointment at the joint declaration signed by Francis and the Russian Orthodox patriarch

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The Russian patriarch, not Pope Francis, has the most reason to be satisfied after the Havana meeting and joint statement

Russia is isolated and fighting two wars, and its leaders recognise that, diplomacy-wise, the Pope has many divisions

Pope Francis will meet with Patriarch Kirill on February 12 in Cuba

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The synod fathers issued this appeal for peace at the end of the three-week family synod

Reports and commentary, from Rome and elsewhere, on the XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops

‘The time for cautious diplomacy is at an end,’ Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk has said