« Last post by MalpanaGiwargis on Yesterday at 07:51:07 PM »
Are you going to object to this too ? As a person who come from the Middle East where thousands are dying because of denominational nonsense, I'm tried of seeing my Christian brothers and sisters are the same too. In case you don't know; Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant Christians are dying in the Middle East. Not just Orthodox. Btw, the majority of Christians in Iraq are Catholics.
Every time I talk to some friends about what is happening in the Middle East, I'm reminded that Christians did the same few hundred years ago! And I expect some Christians want that to happen again.
Many Catholics do object to the Pope receiving a blessing from a "schismatic," or anyone, for that matter. In the case of His All-Holiness, though, the Catholic Church recognizes the validity of his Holy Orders, whereas this is not the case with Anglican prelates, so it's a different situation. The Patriarch of Constantinople possesses the episcopate, the Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury does not.
If the Vatican gave its approval, that is scandalous - we may live in a more ecumenical age, but Luther was a heretic by any reasonable Catholic measure. Of course, it is likely that they were not involved at all. However, I will be shocked if there isn't some Catholic representation when the project is completed and dedicated!