Don't you think that history and specifically the doctrine of Papal Infallibility Supremacy presupposes the notion that it is within the context of Latin doctrine for the Pope to subdue the Orthodox Church?
We are not blind, would you not agree that the Roman Catholic practice to this day of removing souls from the Orthodox faith is kind of a imperialistic act, even though the Latin's tell us to our faces that is not what they seek to do while they are in fact doing it? I'm not saying it is sinister, but surely you could agree that such behavior is a violation of the trust that is necessary when entering into dialog. When trust is continually violated, it is not difficult to remain in that dialog?
The Russian Patriarch's position is that he is not going to embrace the Bishop of Rome while such action continues, because that embrace would be insincere.
Since the Latin's consider us the Orthodox to have valid sacraments and renders the notion of a "Sister Church" status to us but somehow lacking mostly because we refuse to be subjected to the Bishop of Rome" and accept the Latin distortions, perhap's you can explain why the Latin's believe that removing Orthodox faith from the Orthodox is so necessary?
Since you have access to a computer here is a simple example which seems to me to at least frimly suggest that indeed the Latin's actively seek to remove the Orthodox Faithful from the Orthodox faith, even when tell us they are not interested in pouching souls from Holy Orthodoxy.
What is the correct ecumenical and theological understanding of the following?
There is a international Roman Catholic Television Station called EWTN it is out there with the blessings of the Roman Catholic Church and is used for ministry purposes. It is broadcast to many parts of the world. One of the programs that is often watched is called the Journey Home with Marcus Grodi who speaks of conversion stories to the Roman Catholic Church. Marcus Grodi also has a associated Roman Catholic website the front page reads as follows.
The purpose of The Coming Home Network International (CHNetwork) is to provide fellowship, encouragement and support for pastors and laymen of other traditions (Protestant, Orthodox, etc..) who are somewhere along the journey or have already converted to the Catholic Church. The CHNetwork is committed to assisting and standing beside all inquirers, serving as a friend and an advocate
Here is the website link. www.chnetwork.org
They also feature conversion stories from Orthodox who have apostatized to Roman Catholicism, in fact that is what they seek to facilitate.
I don't believe that paranoid and cynical is an accurate description of how us guys have been interpreting the Pope's or the actions and words of the Latin's, I think our interpretation are the reflections and indicative of sincere and reasonable minds.