popePope Francis has landed in Cuba!

The Pope and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill kissed each other and sat down together Friday for the first meeting between their two branches of the church in nearly a thousand years.

The 79-year-old pontiff stepped off a plane and shook hands with Cuban President Raul Castro on the tarmac at the airport before heading into the meeting with the leader of the powerful Russian branch of the Orthodox church.

Kirill was also greeted by Castro when he arrived.

The Argentine pontiff is looking to heal a nearly 1,000-year-old rift in Christianity that dates back to a 1054 schism which helped shape modern Europe and the Middle East. Big stuff here!!

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