The Pope will meet with Patriarch Kirill in Cuba

The Pope in Cuba will meet with Patriarch Kirill. At the meeting it is planned to sign Declaration on further relations between the Vatican and the Russian Orthodox Church.

This will be the first meeting of the Pope with the head of the Russian Orthodox Church.

First about the meeting in Cuba announced by the Vatican, reported Reuters. The ROC confirmed the meeting.

Patriarch Kirill and the Pope will sign a joint Declaration following the meeting in Cuba, said Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk.

The head of the press service of Patriarch Kirill A. Volkov, on the TV channel “Russia 24” said that “the trip will be essential”. He said that the meeting will be held in Havana airport, Jose Marti on 12 February.