At the beпinning of the meeting, which began in Havana at about 21:20 Kyiv time, Kirill and Francis embraced and greeted each other. After that, they posed for pictures and sat next to each other for a conversation, according to RBC.

According to Reuters citing sources in Vatican and in the diplomatic circles, the secret preparations for the meeting have started two years. As a result, an agreement on a meeting in the Cuban capital was reached in the autumn of last year, although it was announced only on February 12.