The recent Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox provides an opportunity to review the differences between the Catholic and Eastern Orthodox churches.
NEWS ANALYSIS: The historic council ended Sunday, leaving more questions than answers.
On his return trip, the Holy Father fielded questions about a range of subjects, including the role of the Pope Emeritus, the Pan-Orthodox Council, the Reformation, women deaconesses and Brexit.
Despite the absence of Eastern Orthodoxy’s largest component, the Russian Orthodox Church, the Ecumenical Patriarchate’s spokesman tells the Register such councils might be convened frequently.
NEWS ANALYSIS: Denying Catholics status as “Church” is only one point of controversy for the foundering pan-Orthodox Council.
Pope Francis’ unprecedented meeting with Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill is linked to another impending historical event — the first council in 1,200 years of all Orthodox leaders