The media reported that Pope Francis will meet with the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Cyril.
As told in the Vatican, the meeting should take place on February 12 at the airport in Cuba. At the same time, the Pope of Rome and the Patriarch will sign a declaration on the future relations between the Vatican and the Russian Orthodox Church. The main topic of their conversation should be persecution of Christians. It should be noted that this will be the first meeting of this kind in history.
As noted in the statement of representatives of the Vatican, the negotiations of the pope and the patriarch should be an important step towards improving relations between the western and eastern branches of Christianity, which split in 1054.

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The editors of uznayvse.ru want to add that in 1964 the patriarch of the Church of Constantinople and the then Pope of Rome removed mutual anathemas imposed by the two churches on each other, although the split of the churches has not been overcome yet.

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