It was 1000 years in the making, but it finally happened.
Pope Francis and Orthodox Patriarch Kirill of Moscow met today in Havanna Cuba, the first time a Catholic pontiff and Orthodox Patriarch of Moscow had met in person since the Great East-West Schism in the 11th century.
Pope Francis reportedly greeted Patriarch Kirill saying, “Brother, finally!”
They exchanged gifts and signed a joint statement on the persecution of Christians.
Here are some photos of this historic event:
And here’s a video of the press conference:
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