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« Reply #45 on: September 16, 2007, 11:30:40 PM »

exactly PJ if the church was reconciled then any Orthodox would be crazy to not want the bishop of Rome to be first among equals back to his right ful position, not as "head of the church".

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« Reply #46 on: September 17, 2007, 12:33:02 AM »

This thread has made me think about if the pope is still the first among equals.  I have to say "yes", but with this qualification.

If the President of the United States has goes into coma, the Vice President takes over his responsibilities.  However, the President doesn't cease being the Chief Executive because the VP is only the "acting" President.  If the President wakes, he resumes his responsibilities.

In a similar way, the pope is first among equals.  The Patriarch of Constantinople has assumed his responsibilities while the Catholic Church is in schism.  If the pope returns to the fold, he'll resume his responsibilities.  I hope that explanation is clear and it doesn't offend any Greeks. Smiley

So the Athonites are right after all when they accuse the EP of going papal Smiley
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« Reply #47 on: September 17, 2007, 02:25:06 AM »

So the Athonites are right after all when they accuse the EP of going papal Smiley
And what exactly is that quip supposed to mean?
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« Reply #48 on: September 17, 2007, 03:08:51 AM »

So the Athonites are right after all when they accuse the EP of going papal Smiley

Oddly, this is exactly correct...'papal' in the original sense.

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« Reply #49 on: September 17, 2007, 11:43:41 AM »

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So the Athonites are right after all when they accuse the EP of going papal Smiley
No, I wasn't trying to imply anything about Patriarch Bartholomew.  I'm talking about the position, not the person.
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