“After a split of more than 1,000 years, the persecution of Christian by extremists in the Middle East and Africa have brought the two churches closer.”
Pope Francis and the leader of the Russian Orthodox Church will meet in Cuba next week in a first-ever encounter between the heads of the Catholic and Russian Orthodox churches since the Great Schism of 1054.
Tags: religion, Christianity.
This isn’t just about religion though…a meeting of this magnitude has geopolitical significance.
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