Kirill says has 'great hope' in pope

Russian patriarch tells Castro

(ANSA) - Moscow, February 12 - Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill told Cuban leader Raul Castro in Havana Friday that he "placed great hope in the meeting with Pope Francis" later in the day at Havana airport, TASS reported. It will be the first meeting between the heads of the two churches since the 1054 Great Schism. The historic meeting marks a thaw in relations between them, which have seesawed over recent years.
   

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