This is something that I would love to see happen. Does anybody understand how it would work? Would the Russian Orthodox acknowledge Pope Benedict as the leader of their church, and then the Russian Patriarch would be a patriarch like Patriarch Twal is the Patriarch of Jerusalem?
Orthodox and Catholic : Will the 'Third Rome' Reunite With the 'First Rome'?
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Archbishop Hilarion was in Rome for five days last week as the representative of the new Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill of Moscow.
'We live in a de-Christianized world, in a time that some define -- mistakenly -- as post-Christian,' Archbishop Hilarion said. 'Contemporary society, with its practical materialism and moral relativism, is a challenge to us all. The future of humanity depends on our response… More than ever before, we Christians must stand together.'
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Zenit.org) - Sometimes there are no fireworks. Turning points can pass in silence, almost unobserved.
It may be that way with the "Great Schism," the most serious division in the history of the Church. The end of the schism may come more quickly and more unexpectedly than most imagine.