Skip to comments.Traditional vs. Progressive -- Alliance Between Orthodox and Catholic to Give Europe Back Its Soul
Posted on 09/13/2010 2:52:09 PM PDT by 0beron
[London/Rome] A few days from the arrival of Pope Benedict XVI in Scotland and England, the "Number two" in the Russian Orthodox Church, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, Direcoter of the "Foreign Office" of the Moscow Patriarchate, will make his visit to Great Britain.
On the 9th of September he will meet [has already met] in Lambeth Palace with the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, the Primate of the Anglican Communion. In a certain way "he makes straight the way of the Pope", as the Pope's meeting on the 17th of September is described by Vaticanist Sandro Magister in the Weekly L'Espresso.
Full text of the address, here.
The Vatican itself boasts prelates who raise their noses, when they are confronted with terms like "conservative" and "progressive". Not seldom one hears from them that such pigeonholes are "an old thing", which are "outdated". "I think contrarily, that the destinction is legitimate and before and now useful for both Churches to compare their main directions," writes Paolo Rodari, the Vaticanist of the daily Il Foglio and author of the recently released book "Attack Against Ratzinger, Recriminations and Scandals, Prophesies and Conspiracies Against Benedict XVI."
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This ties in neatly with the article from earlier today, focusing largely on the Metropolitan’s speech itself. I’d not heard/read the part about an alliance between the Catholic and Orthodox Churches, not to mention the avowed purpose of such an alliance. I’d certainly love to see such a thing come to fruition, depending on the manner of it. Thank you, 0beron.