Humble Pope Francis to meet scandalous Russian Orthodox Church leader in Cuba

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One is recognized as a humble leader who cares for the poor and has kissed the feet of peasants

The other has been plagued by scandal and become an object of ridicule because of his luxurious lifestyle, which includes an apparent penchant for pricey ski vacations in Switzerland.

Both are religious leaders

Next Friday, Feb. 12, Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill I, the head of the powerful Russian Orthodox Church, will hold a historic meeting in Cuba, church officials from both sides said Friday

The face-to-face will be the first between a pope and the Russian patriarch since the eastern and western branches of Christianity separated almost 1,000 years ago in what is known as “The Great Schism.” Read more…

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