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February 13, 2016

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'Finally:' Pope meets Russian Orthodox leader

HAVANA -- With a hug and an exclamation of "Finally!" Pope Francis met Friday with Patriarch Kirill in the first ever meeting between a pontiff and the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, a historic development in the 1,000-year schism that has divided Christianity.

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Pope Francis to OK use of indigenous languages

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis will issue a decree authorizing the use of indigenous languages in Mass celebrations when he travels to Mexico next week, one of the symbolic gestures he will make in defense of Indian rights in the country.

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