Raul Castro receives Kirill upon his arrival in Cuba
Cuban President Raul Castro received His Holiness Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, upon his arrival in Havana at 3.45 this afternoon.
Castro welcomed the head of the Russian Orthodox Church accompanied by Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez, and the President of the People´s Power Assembly, Esteban Lazo.
Kirill delivered a brief speech on the tarmac of the Jose Marti International Airport, when he said his visit was in response to an invitation by the Cuban president.
He added that the Russian and Cuban people have been united for years of cooperation and friendship, and wished the Cuban people joy and prosperity.