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Europe Pope, Orthodox patriarch hold 'summit' to battle siege of Mideast Christians

The Russian Orthodox and Roman Catholic Church hope to overcome a millennium of division to find a way to protect the ancient Christian communities persecuted by groups like Islamic State.

Barely six months after his first visit to Cuba, where he was lauded for helping to engineer the historic detente between Havana and the US, Pope Francis is returning Friday for yet another diplomatic triumph.

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