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Pope Francis prepares to embrace Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill of Moscow after the leaders signed a joint declaration during a meeting at Jose Marti International Airport in Havana Feb. 12. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) See POPE-PATRIARCH-CUBA Feb. 12, 2016.

Pope expresses joy after meeting Russian Orthodox patriarch

February 13, 2016 ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT FROM HAVANA (CNS) — Though their differences are recognizable and real, Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill of Moscow emphasized their obligation as Christians and as bishops to encourage collaboration among Christians and charity for all who suffer. “I felt an interior joy that truly came from…

Pope Francis greets the crowd gathered in Mexico City's main square as Pope Francis arrives for a meeting with the nation's bishops in the cathedral Feb. 13. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) See POPE-MEXICO-BISHOPS Feb. 13, 2016.

Pope Francis tells Mexican bishops be unified, speak out on tough issues

February 13, 2016 MEXICO CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis demanded forceful denunciations of drug violence in Mexico from the country’s bishops, who have preferred timid pronouncements instead of speaking prophetically on a tragedy that has claimed more than 100,000 lives over the past 10 years and left an another 25,000 Mexicans missing. Speaking Feb. 13…

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