As with Irish Hermit, your Archbishop isn't recognised on the Diptych of Constantinople either.
And I repeat: of those of you currently active in this thread, (yourself, ytterbiumanalyst, Bogdan, Rafa999, PeterTheAleut, ialmisry and Iconodule) not a single one of you can claim to be "spiritual children" of His All Holiness. So why do you care what he has to say? Do you now want him to behave like a Latin Pope? Why? This peculiar strawman argument has already been addressed a couple of times.
What's your point?
Its not my
point Iconodule, it is a very clear
point made by The Oecumenical Patriarchate, and that point is that your Church is not recognised as either an autocephalous or autonomous local Church by Constantinople, and neither is Irish Hermit's Church. Now, I know that you two disagree with this very clear
statement of Constantinople, which is fine, but I have to wonder why it is that if you don't accept Constantinople's very clear
opinion about the very Churches you are seeking your salvation in, why would a polticial opinion
in the US about The Oecumenical Patriarchate concern you (ie whether Constantinople is politically "Pro-Choice" or "Pro-Life" which as ytterbiumanalyst correctly pointed out, is not the way the Orthodox Church operates, but it is more the way the Vatican operates)? If you and Irish Hermit want to pressure your own Archbishops and Synods to make it clear which politician in the US they support and who people in the US should vote for, go right ahead, but why do you need Constantinople's opinion? Especially when Constantinople has made it clear that she does not recognise your Church as an autonomous or autocephalous local Orthodox Church?