Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Steps toward East/West unity?

What are they talking about here, I wonder. Hopefully not the sort of sham unity that seems to be contemplated by Husar and Patriarch Bartholomew. Any unity that decides to ignore Lyons II, Florence, and Vatican I is no unity at all.

We define that the Holy and Apostolic See and the Roman Pontiff holds the primacy of the Church throughout the whole world: and that the same Roman Pontiff is the successor of St. Peter, the prince of the apostles, and the true Vicar of Christ, the head of the whole Church, and the father and teacher of all Christians; and that full power was given to him, in blessed Peter, by Our Lord Jesus Christ to feed, to rule, and to govern the universal Church, as is also contained in the acts of oecumencial councils and in the sacred canons.

The Decree for the Greeks from the Council of Florence

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