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Saturday, 13 February 2016 - 10:24
Pope Francis and Patriarch Prep holds a historic meeting in Cuba
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Pope Francis flew to Cuba to hold the first-ever papal meeting with Russian Orthodox Church head yesterday (12).

The pope was welcomed by head of the Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill in a private room at Havana airport in Cuba yesterday for a historic meeting- the first between heads of the two major churches in about a millennium.

Following the Christian world split in the Great Schism of 1054 the two churches maintained a distance after the Orthodox Church refused to accept the pope as leader of Christianity.

The two heads met to ‘unite in an appeal for an end to the persecution and killing of Christians in the Middle East,’ foreign media reports.

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