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Havana, Cuba: I joined Benedictine Sr. Joan Chittister and 117 other tourists who had long wanted to see the beautiful land and to learn why it had been so difficult to visit for nearly all our lives.
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."