Mariachis and 'Cielito Lindo' greet Pope Francis in Mexico City

MEXICO CITY-Pope Francis arrived Friday night on his first trip as pontiff to the overwhelmingly Roman Catholic country of Mexico, following a historic meeting in Cuba with the leader of the Russian Orthodox Church and looking ahead to a pointed and problematic mission.


Pope, Russian Orthodox leader meet in Cuba

Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill embraced and kissed each other on the cheek Friday before meeting in Cuba in the first rapprochement between the two churches in the nearly 1,000 years since Christianity split between East and West.

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