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To: kosta50
Bully pulpit
14 posted on 11/26/2009 9:25:12 PM PST by GonzoII ("That they may be one...Father")
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To: GonzoII

Thanks GonzoII. The Moscow Patriarch does to some extent have that status in Russia, but in western Europe definitely not. In fact, no religious leader in Europe can really claim ‘bully pulpit.’ Eastern hierarchs usually lead in humility (like the late Serbian Patriarch Pavle). But, the Russian Church is trying to assert herself in the role of the somewhat imaginery if not Quixotic “Third Rome.”


15 posted on 11/26/2009 10:24:51 PM PST by kosta50 (Don't look up, the truth is all around you)
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