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Metropolitan Hilarion Issues Strong Words Against Ukrainian Catholics

AsiaNews: [F]or Hilarion, the Greek-Catholic Church is a major obstacle in relations between the Moscow Patriarchate and the Holy See. The Orthodox, he said, have always perceived the Uniates in a very negative light, “as a special project by the Catholic Church,” because “they dress like Orthodox, follow Orthodox rituals, but are in fact Catholic,” which gives them and the Vatican a certain leeway. When he … More →

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Metropolitan Hilarion: ‘I Hope That the New Pope is a Traditionalist’

Rorate Caeli: We bring to the attention of the dear Lord Cardinals the important ecumenical desire of the Russian Orthodox Church, as expressed by the head of the Department of External Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, Metropolitan Hilarion: “It is very likely that the new Pope will be italian, as before John Paul II”: it is the prediction given to public television Vesti 24 by … More →

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Metropolitan Hilarion Meets with Excommunicated Bishop Ma in Beijing

Don’t miss Father Cervellera observations in the last four paragraphs. AsiaNews: Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, visited Beijing’s National Catholic Seminary on Wednesday. After a brief meeting with faculty and students, he was entertained at length by excommunicated Bishop Ma Yinglin, who was unlawfully ordained bishop of Kunming in 2006. A long-time protégé of the powerful … More →

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Russian Orthodox Hierarchs As Schismatic and Nationalist As Ever

Even to the point of Metropolitan Hilarion defending Stalin’s persecution of Ukrainian Catholics! As I wrote before, the conversion of Russia, when it comes, will be a real conversion to the one, true Church, the Roman Catholic Church. Right now, two of  Russian Orthodoxy’s highest leaders are as intransigent, defensive, revisionary, and parochially self-certain as ever when it comes to Petrine authority and the history … More →

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Russian Orthodox Metropolitan Hilarion Says Rome Never Held Universal Primacy

So much for the Russian Orthodox participation in the dialogue. Prior to this objection the Greek Orthodox Church had agreed with Rome that, at least in the first millennium, the Roman See held primacy in the universal Church. Phil Lawler reports: The Catholic-Orthodox theological discussions, taking place in Vienna this week, hit a snag when the leader of the Russian Orthodox delegation lodged an emphatic … More →

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