LIFESTYLE

Pope Francis arrives in Cuba to heal 1,000-year rift with Russian Orthodox Church
"Finally!" Francis exclaimed as he embraced Kirill in the small, wood-paneled VIP room of Havana's airport, where the three-hour encounter was taking place. "We are brothers."
http://www.foxnews.com/">Fox News
http://www.foxnews.com/

Pope_Cuba_Historic__3_

Pope Francis walks with Cuban President Raul Castro, at the Jose Marti airport in Havana, Cuba, Friday, Feb. 12, 2016. Pope Francis will meet for two hours with the head of the Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill during a brief stop en route to Mexico. (Ismael Francisco/Cuba Debate via AP)

Pope_Cuba_Historic__6_

The head of the Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill, left, and Pope Francis greet each other as as they meet at the Jose Marti airport in Havana, Cuba, Friday, Feb. 12, 2016. This is the first-ever papal meeting with the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, a historic development in the 1,000-year schism within Christianity. (Adalberto Roque/Pool photo via AP)

Pope_Cuba_Historic__7_

Pope Francis meets with Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill at the Jose Marti International airport in Havana, Friday, Feb. 12, 2016. Pope Francis landed in Cuba Friday for the first-ever papal meeting with Patriarch Kirill, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, a historic development in the 1,000-year schism within Christianity.(AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Pope_Cuba_Historic__4_

The head of the Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill, left, and Pope Francis talk during their meeting at the Jose Marti airport in Havana, Cuba, Friday, Feb. 12, 2016. This is the first-ever papal meeting with the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, a historic development in the 1,000-year schism within Christianity. (Adalberto Roque/Pool photo via AP)

Pope_Cuba_Historic__9_

Pope Francis walks next to Cuban President Raul Castro, at the Jose Marti airport in Havana, Cuba, Friday, Feb. 12, 2016. Pope Francis will meet for two hours with the head of the Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill during a brief stop en route to Mexico. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan)

Pope_Cuba_Historic__11_

Pope Francis wears a traditional Mexican sombrero hat he received as a gift by a Mexican journalist aboard the plane during the flight from Rome to Habana, Cuba, on his way to a week-long trip to Mexico, Friday, Feb. 12, 2016. The pontiff is scheduled to stop in Cuba for an historical meeting with Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill that the Vatican sees as a historic step in the path toward healing the 1,000-year schism that split Christianity. (Alessandro Di Meo/Pool Photo via AP)

Pope_Cuba_Historic__8_

The head of the Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill, left, walks with Cuban President Raul Castro, center, at Revolution Palace in Havana, Cuba, Friday, Feb. 12, 2016. Kirill is traveling through Latin America, visiting national leaders and the region's small Russian Orthodox communities. Patriarch Kirill will also meet Pope Francis for two hours during a brief stop in Havana's Jose Marti airport en route to Mexico. (Enrique de la Osa/Pool photo via AP)

Pope_Cuba_Historic__5_

Pope Francis, left, meets with Cuban President Raul Castro, at the Jose Marti airport in Havana, Cuba, Friday, Feb. 12, 2016. Pope Francis will meet for two hours with the head of the Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill during a brief stop en route to Mexico. (Ismael Francisco/Cuba Debate via AP)

Pope_Cuba_Historic__12_

Pope_Cuba_Historic__10_

Public phone booths are covered with images of Pope Francis in downtown Mexico City, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. The pontiff arrives in Mexico on Friday for a week-long visit. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

Pope_Cuba_Historic__2_

The head of the Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill, left, and Cuban President Raul Castro, stand together during a meeting at Revolution Palace in Habana, Cuba, Friday, Feb. 12, 2016. Kirill is traveling through Latin America, visiting national leaders and the region's small Russian Orthodox communities. Patriarch Kirill will also meet Pope Francis for two hours during a brief stop in Havana's Jose Marti airport en route to Mexico. (Ismael Francisco/Cubadebate via AP)

Pope_Cuba_Historic__1_

Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill stands in Revolution Square backdropped by a sculpture of Che Guevara before an offering to Cuban independence hero Jose Marti in Havana, Cuba, Friday, Feb. 12, 2016. Kirill is traveling through Latin America, visiting national leaders and the region's small Russian Orthodox communities. Patriarch Kirill will also meet Pope Francis for two hours during a brief stop in Havana's Jose Marti airport en route to Mexico. (Ismael Francisco/Cubadebate via AP)

Pope Francis arrives in Cuba to heal 1,000-year rift with Russian Orthodox Church

"Finally!" Francis exclaimed as he embraced Kirill in the small, wood-paneled VIP room of Havana's airport, where the three-hour encounter was taking place. "We are brothers."

More From Our Sponsors