The United States and Cuba will sign a bilateral agreement Tuesday to restore regular flights between the two countries after more than half a century, the State Department said. "While US law prohibits travel to Cuba for tourist activities, this arrangement will facilitate authorized travel," the State Department said Friday in a statement. The United States announced plans to resume the flights in December, on the one-year anniversary of the start of reconciliation between Washington and Havana.
HAVANA (AP) — With a hug and an exclamation of "Finally!" Pope Francis met Friday with Patriarch Kirill in the first ever meeting between a pontiff and the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, a historic development in the 1,000-year schism that has divided Christianity.