Even a broken clock is right twice a day, so it stands to reason that the Pope would get a few things right now and then.
It sounds like they're getting a lot of things right. The list of differences between the churches isn't as long as you'd like it to be. Yes, the entire theological paradigm is different which can make the list infinite, but when you're dealing with reality and not speculative formulae we are quite close on most issues.
I wouldn't play this up as a difference between reality and speculative formulae, as though dogma can be relegated to the scrap heap of speculation. The dogmatic differences between the East and Rome are very much an argument over reality. The difference I see, then, is the difference between internal and external. The two biggest segments of what most will call Christendom argue internally over dogmatic issues, even to the extent that one side will deem the other as outside the Church, yet we seem to agree more often than not on how to present ourselves to the outside world of those who don't identify themselves with Christianity at all.