Pope departs for Cuba, first stop before Mexico

ROME - Pope Francis has begun a seven-day trip that will take him first to Havana, Cuba, then to Mexico.

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The Alitalia jet carrying Francis and his entourage departed Friday morning from Rome's airport. First stop is Havana's airport, where Francis will meet for a few hours with the head of the Russian Orthodox church, Patriarch Kirill, in a ground-breaking step toward improving Catholic-Orthodox relations.

Francis will then visit Mexico, returning to Rome on Feb. 18.



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