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In Historic Move, Pope to Meet with Leader of Russian Orthodox Church

posted on February 8, 2016

At The New York Times, Elisabetta Povoledo and Jim Yardley report, “Pope Francis will travel to Cuba on Feb. 12 for a historic meeting with the leader of the Russian Orthodox Church, the first meeting between a pope and the Russian patriarch.” The meeting is the result of a concerted effort by the Church to reconcile the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox churches that split nearly 1,000 years ago. In a statement, the Russian Orthodox Church said, “It is necessary to put aside internal disagreements and unite efforts for saving Christianity in the regions where it is subjected to the most severe persecution.”

Read at The New York Times