Russian Patriarch Kirill arrives today in Havana
His Holiness Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia is expected to arrive in Havana on official visit today afternoon in his fourth trip to Cuba, but with the particularity this time that he will meet with Pope Francis at Havana’s International airport on Friday, as the Pope makes a stop-over in route to Mexico.
The visit to Havana by His Holiness Kirill has been considered a signal of hope for all good-will people.
The meeting is a new and significant step towards the improvement of religious links and will have a positive impact on only on relations between the Catholic and the Orthodox churches, but also will favor peace in the world.
The encounter between Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill will also ratify Cuba’s role as a fertile land for dialog, where other delegations have also negotiated peace.
During his stay in Havana, Kirill will hold official talks with President Raul Castro.