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Papal Engagement With Russia: 5 Historic Moments Where Popes Intervened

Gregorio Borgia / PoolPope Francis and the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, embrace during their historic meeting in Havana, Cuba, on Feb. 12, 2016.

NEWS ANALYSIS: From Pope Benedict XV to Pope Francis, the supreme pontiffs have repeatedly sought to build bridges with the Russian Orthodox Church.