The mutual anathemas between the Pope of Rome and the Patriarch of Constantinople were lifted by Patriarch Athenagoras I and Pope Paul VI in 1964. There remain no particular anathemas between the EOC and the RCC, though the schism has certainly not been healed.
This is incorrect. Patriarch Athenagoras and Pope Paul VI met together to supposedly lift the anathemas and excommunications which were declared by the Pope of Rome and the Patriarch of Constantinople in 1054. It is claimed that Patriarch Athenagoras had the authority to do this from the Orthodox side since the anathemas and excommunications of that time were between the Pope of Rome and the Patriarch of Constantinople. However, later councils of Pan-Orthodox authority anathematized many of the later heresies adopted by the Roman Catholics. For instance, the 1583 Council declared anathema on all who teach:
- The filioque (that the Spirit proceeds from the Father and the Son)
- That the laity should receive only the Body of Christ in communion and not the Blood also
- The use of unleavened bread in communion
- The existence of Purgatory
- That the Pope of Rome is the head of the Church
- The adoption of the Gregorian Paschalian
These anathemas were declared by the Patriarchs of Constantinople, Alexandria, and Jerusalem in the presence of many hierarchs and have been affirmed by subsequent Pan-Orthodox Councils. The Patriarch of Constantinople alone does not have the authority to remove these anathemas, since they were pronounced by more than one Patriarch and accepted by all, so these anathemas against Roman Catholic heresies remain in force.