Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill sign a joint declaration on religious unity after their historic meeting in Havana.
Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill have held the first meeting of a Catholic pope and the head of the Russian Orthodox Church in almost 1,000 years. They signed a joint statement condemning the persecution of Christians.
His public appearances are unconventional, and he urges global solidarity. At times he causes controversy. He wants to reform the Catholic Church and bring it closer to the people. Pope Francis is turning 80.
The Vatican and the Russian Orthodox Church have announced that Pope Francis would meet Moscow Patriarch Kirill for the first time. The two religious leaders are set to discuss the persecution of Christians.
There's never before been a meeting between a Pope and Russian Patriarch. Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill of the Russian Orthodox Church are set to meet Friday in Havana, Cuba - a milestone event for both churches.
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