Tag: Orthodox-Catholic Relations

Pope Francis’s Engagement with the Orthodox<span class='secondary-title'>An Afterward Comment on His Visit to Cyprus and Greece</span>
Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations

Pope Francis’s Engagement with the OrthodoxAn Afterward Comment on His Visit to Cyprus and Greece

by Pantelis Kalaitzidis | български | ქართული | Română | Русский | Српски This essay was published in Greek at Polymeros kai Polytropos, the blog of the Volos Academy for Theological Studies. Since the very beginning of his papacy, Pope Francis has appeared in front of the crowd gathered physically at the St. Peter’s square and the entire…

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Christian Unity Through Saints Peter and Paul
Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations

Christian Unity Through Saints Peter and Paul

български | ქართული | ελληνικά | Română |  Русский | Српски I am a Roman Catholic who loves Orthodoxy. In addition to the historical figures of Orthodoxy, more recent Orthodox Christians have had a profound influence on me. Orthodox clergy including His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, Archbishop Elpidophoros, and Metropolitan Anthony Bloom have fed my spirit….

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How Catholics Have Always Believed and Taught Deification
Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations, Theology

How Catholics Have Always Believed and Taught Deification

Catholics, Protestants, and Orthodox all have an unfortunate habit of thinking that deification is somehow the exclusive provenance of the Orthodox. This claim is unfortunate not only because it has no basis in reality, but because it blinds us to the riches to be discovered in the tradition and because it slows down ecumenical progress….

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Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations

Issues Addressed and Issues Neglected: Official Orthodox-Catholic Relations

On September 21st, at the end of its plenary session in Chieti, Italy, the “Joint International Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Roman Catholic Church and the Orthodox Church” adopted a joint document titled “Synodality and Primacy During the First Millennium: Towards a Common Understanding in Service to the Unity of the Church.“ This might…

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