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Pope, Russian Orthodox Church Head to Meet, Discuss Persecution of Christians

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Friday, 05 Feb 2016 07:08 AM

Pope Francis will stop in Cuba on his way to Mexico next week to hold a historic meeting with Patriarch Kirill of the Russian Orthodox Church, the Vatican said on Friday.

The unprecedented meeting next Friday, the first between a pope an a Russian Orthodox Patriarch in history, will be a hugely significant step towards healing the 1,000-year-old rift between the Western and Eastern branches of Christianity, which split in the Great Schism of 1054.

 

 

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Pope Francis will stop in Cuba on his way to Mexico next week to hold a historic meeting with Patriarch Kirill of the Russian Orthodox Church, the Vatican said on Friday. The unprecedented meeting next Friday, the first between a pope an a Russian Orthodox Patriarch in...
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