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Russia: Patriarch Kirill departs Moscow for Cuba01:35

Russia: Patriarch Kirill departs Moscow for Cuba

Russian Federation, Moscow
February 11, 2016 at 07:33 GMT +00:00 · Published

Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and all Rus' departed the Russian capital, Thursday, for a tour of Latin America countries that will last until February 22.

Patriarch Kirill is due to arrive at Havana's Jose Marti International Airport later on Thursday.

During his time in the Cuban capital Kirill is scheduled to hold a historic meeting with head of the Roman Catholic Church Pope Francis. He is then due to meet with both Fidel Castro and current Cuban President Raul Castro. The Patriarch’s visit will also include stops in Paraguay and Brazil.

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Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and all Rus' departed the Russian capital, Thursday, for a tour of Latin America countries that will last until February 22.

Patriarch Kirill is due to arrive at Havana's Jose Marti International Airport later on Thursday.

During his time in the Cuban capital Kirill is scheduled to hold a historic meeting with head of the Roman Catholic Church Pope Francis. He is then due to meet with both Fidel Castro and current Cuban President Raul Castro. The Patriarch’s visit will also include stops in Paraguay and Brazil.

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