A historic first ever visit to Britain by the leader of the Russian Orthodox Church will help strengthen trust between the countries with ties at a frosty low, a senior cleric said Friday. Patriarch Kirill is set to meet the Queen and the Archbishop of Canterbury during a four-day visit starting Saturday which will be the first ever to Britain by a head of the Russian Church.
Pope Francis and the leader of the Russian Orthodox Church will meet in Cuba next week in a historic step to heal the 1,000-year-old schism that divided Christianity between East and West, both churches announced Friday.
Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill kissed each other and sat down together Friday for the first meeting between their two branches of the church in nearly a thousand years. Francis, 79, in white robes and a skullcap ...
HAVANA (Reuters) - Pope Francis landed in Cuba on Friday to meet Patriarch Kirill for the first encounter in history between a Roman Catholic pope and the leader of the Russian Orthodox Church.
ROME (Reuters) - An historic meeting between Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill of the Russian Orthodox Church is "getting closer every day," a senior Orthodox prelate said in an interview published on Sunday.