Pope Francis flew to Cuba, where he plans to meet with Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill. Meeting of the head of the Roman Catholic Church and head of the Russian Orthodox Church called historic.
Patriarch Kirill is already in Cuba on a state visit. Pope Francis will make in Havana stop on the way to Mexico, where he will begin a visit to Latin America.
Earlier it was reported that the Pope intends to discuss with the Patriarch the issue of the persecution of Christians in the modern world.
Francis and Kirill will also discuss bilateral relations and topical issues of international politics. Following the meeting, the leaders of the two churches intend to make a joint statement.