Pope To Meet Russian Orthodox Leader After 1,000-Year Estrangement
Pope Francis is scheduled to meet Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill in Cuba next week. The historic step will be the first time leaders of the two churches talk in almost one thousand years.
The Catholic Church and the Russian Orthodox Church split during what was called the Great Schism of 1054. Robert Royal of the Faith & Reason Institute tells Here & Now’s Peter O’Dowd about the estrangement and why this meeting is happening now.
- Robert Royal, founder and president of the Faith & Reason Institute, and editor in chief of The Catholic Thing. He tweets @RobertSRoyal.