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Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill and Roman Catholic Pope Francis have issued a joint statement, saying that the world needs their combined testimony to the way of the Gospel.
Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill met Feb. 12 in Havana, Cuba, the first time in history the Roman Catholic pontiff and the Russian Orthodox patriarch have met.
Francis called on people to turn their eyes toward Jesus, finding him even "in our brothers and sisters, especially those who feel excluded or abandoned."
In one of the most impassioned calls his pontificate for a poor church, Francis begged Cuba's religious community, "Love poverty like you love your mother."