The Best Photos of the Historic Meeting Between Pope Francis & Orthodox Patriarch Kirill of Moscow

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It was 1000 years in the making, but it finally happened.

Pope Francis and Orthodox Patriarch Kirill of Moscow met today in Havanna Cuba, the first time a Catholic pontiff and Orthodox Patriarch of Moscow had met in person since the Great East-West Schism in the 11th century.

Pope Francis reportedly greeted Patriarch Kirill saying, “Brother, finally!”

They exchanged gifts and signed a joint statement on the persecution of Christians.

Here are some photos of this historic event:

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And here’s a video of the press conference:

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