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'Finally': Pope meets Russian Orthodox leader

With an exclamation of "Finally," Pope Francis embraced Patriarch Kirill on Friday in the first meeting between a pontiff and the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, a brief but historic encounter held during a stopover in Cuba before the pope flew on to Mexico.

The meeting in the small, wood-paneled VIP room of Havana's airport was a landmark development in the 1,000-year schism that has divided Christianity.

"We are brothers," Francis said as he embraced Kirill. The men exchanged three kisses on the cheek.

"Now things are easier," Kirill agreed. "This is the will of God," the pope said.

Later Friday, Francis flew...