All it would take is a Catholic Pope, in union with all his bishops, to consecrate Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
It's that simple; Our Lady promised it.
**All it would take is a Catholic Pope, in union with all his bishops, to consecrate Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
It's that simple; Our Lady promised it.**
And I believe it. The tricky part for me (and I realize not necessarily you) would be in union with the Bishops.
All it would take would be for the Roman Catholic Church to return to the Church of first Seven Ecumenical Councils, place all the innovations and new dogmas on the table and explain to the Orthodox why they should accept them.
Particularly, the position of the pope. From the documents when the Church was undivided, it is clear that the patriarch of Rome, whose title was papa (just like that of Alexandria's patriarch), did not rule the Church. He was first in honor and respect, but he shared his "rank" with other patriarchs. The Church Synod has been known to pass things despite his objections. Bottom line is: the pope was simply not what he is today.
When the pope was elevated to the position of a de facto ruler of the Church in 1870, almost one hundred bishops remained unimpressed and either voted against the resolution or left the Vatican I Council early so as to abstain.
If Rome is really interested in Christian unity, let's go back to the Church as it was when it was united and prove your dogma or change it. Talk of unity is just that -- empty words. If you are so sure that your dogams will pass, then there is no reason not to set the record straight.
We love you and we pray for you. But, let's correct the misunderstandings at the point where they happened.