Pope Francis, Head Of Russian Orthodox Church Denounce Gay Marriage In Joint Statement

On Top Magazine | February 13, 2016

Pope Francis, the leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Roman Catholics, on Friday met with Patriarch Kirill, leader of the Russian Orthodox Church, in Havana, Cuba.

According to The New York Times, President Vladimir Putin had a hand in arranging the historic meeting.

“For Francis, the meeting was an ecumenical and diplomatic coup that eluded his predecessors but that also opened him to criticism that his embrace of the Russian patriarch would indirectly give a boost to Mr. Putin as he wages a war in Syria and continues to meddle in Ukraine,” the paper wrote.

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