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Pope Francis in Mexico, Cuba, Feb. 2016

Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill sign joint declaration on religious unity - AP

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Pope Francis in Mexico, Cuba, Feb. 2016

Interfax: Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill tells Pope Francis, 'I have the impression we are meeting at the right place, at the right time' - @WilliamsJon

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Pope Francis in Mexico, Cuba, Feb. 2016

Photo: Pope Francis meets with head of Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, in Havana - AFP Photo / Gabriel Bouysgabriel

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Pope Francis in Mexico, Cuba, Feb. 2016

Photo: Pope Francis arrives in Cuba for meeting with Russian Orthodox leader Patriarch Kirill - @wsvn

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Pope Francis in Mexico, Cuba, Feb. 2016

Pope Francis on meeting with Russian Orthodox leader later Friday: 'Today is a day of grace. The meeting with Patriarch Kirill is a gift from God. Pray for us' - @Pontifex

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Pope Francis in Mexico, Cuba, Feb. 2016

French Foreign Ministry says they welcome the meeting between Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill of Moscow: 'This historic 1st meeting between the head of the Catholic Church and the Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church is an encouraging sign of dialogue, harmony and relaxation for the international community. France welcomes the role played by Cuba in the organization of this event' - @francediplo

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Syrian civil war

Syria peace plan can only work if Russia ends bombing campaign, French foreign minister says - Reuters

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Syrian civil war

Russia's Lavrov hopes Munich agreement on Syria crisis will be put into practice in 'near future' - RIA

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Syrian civil war

More: US Secretary of State John Kerry says US, Russia have also agreed to implement nationwide cessation of hostilities in Syria; cessation does not to terrorist groups

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Syrian civil war

Secretary of State John Kerry says Russia, US have agreed to accelerate and expand humanitarian aid in Syria

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Syrian civil war

Russian prime minster tells German newspaper all sides must come to negotiating table over Syria crisis, 'instead of unleashing a new world war' - Reuters

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Syrian civil war

Statement: Main Syrian opposition group issues statement from Munich talks, says talks have been positive but 'we must see what happens on the ground' - @SyrianHNC_en

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

Russia won't request lifting of EU sanctions over Ukraine crisis at Munich conference, doesn't plan to lift its counter sanctions at this stage, says Russian deputy prime minister - Reuters

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Fight against Islamic State militants

Kremlin spokesman Peskov says official plans have not been made public, when asked about truce in Syria rumors - Interfax

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Fight against Islamic State militants

Russian warplanes carried out 510 sorties and destroyed almost 1,900 targets on February 4-11 in Syria, officials say - TASS

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Fight against Islamic State militants

Russian planes kill 2 influential militant field commanders in Syria, defense ministry says - Interfax

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Syrian civil war

Russia proposes March 1 ceasefire in Syria, per Western official - Al Arabiya

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North Atlantic Treaty Organization

Russia's Lavrov, NATO's Stoltenberg to meet in Munich - Reuters

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Russia

Saudi King Salman will visit Moscow in March, reports Russian state media, citing Kremlin aide - Reuters

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Fight against Islamic State militants

Departing French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius accuses Russia, Iran of 'complicity' with 'brutal' Syrian regime - AFP

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