VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis headed to Cuba on Friday looking to heal a 1,000-year-old rift in Christianity before embarking on a tour of Mexico dominated by modern day problems of drug-related violence and migration.
The Argentinian pontiff took off from Rome’s Fiumicino airport shortly before 8:00am (0700 GMT) en route to Havana, where he is to spend around two hours in private conversation with Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill at Havana’s Jose Marti airport.
It will be the first meeting between the leaders of Christianity’s two biggest churches since a 1054 schism that helped to shape modern Europe and the Middle East.
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Source: The Manila Times