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  • Andrew Sorokowski
    October 19, 2014 Reply

    Excellent conversation. Every Catholic should hear this.

  • (Rev.) Paul Koroluk
    October 20, 2014 Reply

    It is very disappointing that His Beatitude repeatedly refers to the Kyiv Patriarchate, which is the largest Orthodox – and religious – body in Ukraine in number of adherents, as “not canonical” and that only the Moscow Patriarchate is “true Orthodox”. As the Kyiv Patriarchate understands itself to be truly Orthodox and truly canonical, Patriarch Svatoslav’s use of the terms as defined by Moscow is not objective in any sense and is pastorally hurtful. Unsurprisingly, the Russian press has already latched on to this interview, reporting how even the “Uniate Patriarch” recognizes the Moscow Patriarchate as the only true Orthodox church in Ukraine.

    I hope His Beatitude will quickly express a clarification.

    Yours in Christ,

    (Rev.) Paul Koroluk
    St. Jude Ukrainian Orthodox Mission, Tokyo
    http://www.stjude.jp
    http://www.facebook.com/StJudeTokyo

    (As an aside for Fr. Jonathan, please there should be no “the” before “Ukraine”.)

  • Thomas Hennigan
    November 10, 2014 Reply

    The Orthodoxx need to realize that the so called uniate Churches have suffered mucho and in the case of the Urkarinian Greek Catholic Church have suffered greatly under Stalin and other USSR government and wish to be be in communion with Rome and that is extremely important. Besides, throughout the first millenium many Popes did a great deal to defend Orthodoxy against the agression by Caesaropapist Emperors, for instance during the iconoclastic crisis. It seems that they suffer from an immature and childish way of thinking.

 

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