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Pope Francis leaves Rome to land in Mexico and Cuba

Pope Francis today departed from Rome for his first trip as pontiff to Mexico until February 18, but first he will make a stopover in Havana where he will hold a historic meeting with Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia. Read More

Raul Castro receives Kirill upon his arrival in Cuba

Cuban President Raul Castro received His Holiness Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, upon his arrival in Havana at 3.45 this afternoon. Read More

Russian Patriarch Kirill arrives today in Havana

His Holiness Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia is expected to arrive in Havana on official visit today afternoon in his fourth trip to Cuba. Read More

Heads of the Orthodox and Catholic churches will meet in Havana

Pope Francis and the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, will meet February 12 in Havana during a brief stop-over by the Holy Father in his route to an official visit t Mexico. Read More

Pope Francis says attacks in Paris are part of the World War III

Pope Francis said Saturday that the terrorist attacks on Friday night in the center of Paris, capital of France, are part of World War III. Read More

Cuba and the Vatican celebrate 80th anniversary of diplomatic relations

An exhibition of Cuban artist Alfredo Sosabravo, National Prize of Plastic Arts, was opened in the Italian capital to mark the 80th anniversary of uninterrupted diplomatic relations between Cuba and the Vatican, diplomatic sources said Monday. Read More

Pope Francis praises new relations between Cuba and the US

Pope Francis praised on Wednesday the bridge being rebuilt between Cuba and the United States, while making a summary of his recent trip to these two nations. Read More

Pope Francis in the White House: "As son of immigrants, I'm happy to be a guest in this country."

In a scene that combines politics, religion and emotion, Pope Francis visit this morning for the first time the White House, where he gave his first speech in the US, and then maintained a private meeting with US President Barack Obama, in the Oval. Read More

Pope admits he never planned to meet with Cuban dissidents

Of the seven questions to the pope Francis during the flight between Santiago de Cuba and Washington five had implied the perception that he had been too lenient with the regime of the Castro brothers and, instead, he had ignored the repression against dissidents. Read More

Pope Francis Wishes Cuba-U.S. Relations Come to Fruition

Pope Francis will urge Congress to bi-national understanding "as a sign of progress in coexistence" and will not mention the embargo directly, although he stated the traditional position of the Holy See in this regard, which is opposed not only to this one but also to "other cases of blockade." Read More

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