Pope arrives in Cuba to meet Russian Orthodox patriarch

Reuters News
Posted: Feb 12, 2016 2:03 PM

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.

After a scheduled three and a half hours at Havana's international airport, the pope was due to continue on to Mexico for a five-day visit.

(Reporting by Daniel Trotta; Editing by Andrew Hay)