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Cardinal expecting ecumenical breakthrough from Pan-Orthodox Meeting
Catholic Church Conservation ^ | 23 May 2012 | Cathcon

Posted on 05/23/2012 5:50:37 PM PDT by Gillibrand

Important speech by Cardinal Koch to Aid to the Church in Need conference

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TOPICS: Catholic; Ecumenism; Orthodox Christian
KEYWORDS: constantinople; jerusalem; moscow; rome

1 posted on 05/23/2012 5:50:44 PM PDT by Gillibrand
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To: Gillibrand
To a degree this is a very esoteric subject that doesn't have much effect at "local" levels (using the term in the sense used in the article).

Still, think of giant oil tankers being required to TURN and not ram each other and you get an idea of how difficult this is for even folks with a lifetime of experience in doing just that.

One of the early statements, to wit: "There was "disagreement on the interpretation of historical documents from that time on the privileges of the Bishop of Rome as the Primus." led me for just a second to one of the problems the Bishop of Rome had with the Romans ~ which certainly interfered with his privileges

No doubt there are some difficulties in interpreting first century documents! "

2 posted on 05/23/2012 6:17:10 PM PDT by muawiyah
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