To: Mrs. Don-o
It has been announced that the Patriarch of Constantinople, Bartholomew II, will attend the Mass of the Inauguration of Pope Francis, the first time this has happened since the Great Schism of 1054 A.D., on March 19, Feast of St. Joseph. Other Orthodox leaders will be present, including Metropolitan Hilarion of the Russian Orthodox Church.
Metropolitan Hilarion of the Russian Orthodox Church
From Crisis Magazine, dated February 2012: An Interview with Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev
posted on 03/17/2013 10:16:24 AM PDT
(Beware the man of a single book - St. Thomas Aquinas)
Metropolitan Hilarion is quite brilliant.
posted on 03/17/2013 11:33:28 AM PDT
The presence of the Eastern Church leaders may be because Cardinal Bergoglio was also appointed to serve as leader of the Eastern Church in Argentina. He was a ‘brother’ to the Orthodox leaders.
posted on 03/17/2013 12:11:42 PM PDT
Hilarion AND Bartholomew II (too!)
posted on 03/17/2013 3:09:26 PM PDT
by Mrs. Don-o
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