Havana, Cuba, Feb 12, 2016 / 16:10 pm
Christian brotherhood and unity were the focus of Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill when they met on Friday afternoon in Havana.
"We spoke as brothers," Pope Francis said. "We have the same baptism. We are bishops. We spoke of our Churches."
"We agreed that unity is created by journeying together," he told a gathering of Catholic and Orthodox clergy and reporters after his meeting with the patriarch.
He characterized the Feb. 12 conversation as open and authentic. It focused on "a series of initiatives that I believe are viable and can be realized."