IMAGE: CNS/Paul Haring By Cindy Wooden HAVANA (CNS) — At long last, Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill of Moscow embraced, kissing each other three times. “Finally,” the pope told the patriarch Feb. 12 as they met in a lounge at Havana’s Jose Marti International Airport. “We are brothers,”

By Carol Glatz VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A talk given to new bishops during a Vatican-sponsored course does not represent new guidelines on the church’s response to abuse against minors by religious, a Vatican spokesman said. A 44-page report authored by French Msgr. Tony Anatrella and just published by the

By Junno Arocho Esteves MEXICO CITY (CNS) — With anticipation growing in the streets of Mexico City for Pope Francis’ visit, a group of local pilgrims found time to thank their “mother” and prayed that it would give their country a spiritual awakening. Final preparations were underway at the Basilica

IMAGE: CNS/Paul Haring By Cindy Wooden ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT TO HAVANA (CNS) — Making his 12th trip abroad, Pope Francis was accustomed to collecting interview requests, notes and gifts from the journalists who travel on the plane with him. But his flight to Cuba Feb. 12 had a unique

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