His Beatitude, Metropolitan HERMAN was on Come Receive the Light (a weekly Orthodox Christian radio program) talking about his participation in the annual March for Life, but the priest conducting the interview asked His Beatitude about the impact on OCA's mission of reunion between the MP and ROCOR. His Beatitude replied thus:
"I would hope, and pray that it [the impact] would only be positive and not negative. I don't think we're at a position now to really understand what is going to take place because what we have to bear in mind is that, naturally, the Church Outside Russia needs to be reunited with her mother church. And that is exactly what's taking place at the present time. I've had conversations with His Holiness, Patriarch ALEXY as well as with Metropolitan Laurus, from the Church Abroad, and their intentions are good and I believe every Orthodox Christian wants to see this unity come about. As to how soon its going to take place, we in the Orthodox Church in America aren't directly involved as yet, other than that we're kept informed of everything that's taking place. Its only once they return to their mother church and have unity themselves, then we'll be in a position to further discuss anything that needs to be done."
I certainly don't get the feeling that His Beatitude regards ROCOR as schismatics. If anything, I hope His Beatitude (and the entire OCA) would be open to Russian Orthodox unity and the strength and witness that unity would provide.