Friday, July 11, 2008

Patriarch Bartholomew Rejects "Dual Unity"

Looks like the question from this post has been mooted. The Ecumenical Partriarchate web site is pretty clear:

With respect to the recently published articles reporting that allegedly His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew believes that it is possible for the Greek Catholics (Uniates) to have a “double union”, in other words, full communion with Rome as well as with Constantinople, the Ecumenical Patriarchate refutes this inaccurate statement and affirms it was never made. The Ecumenical Patriarchate repeats its position that full union in faith is a prerequisite for sacramental communion.

So even if Cardinal Husar had proposed such a deal, it clearly isn't going anywhere. I hate the enduring schism, but a fake unity would be a mockery of Christ.

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