Reality to journalists: NOT. GOING. TO. HAPPEN.
Have you dropped St. Mark of Ephesus from your calendar yet?
I'm sorry, I don't see how these comments are related. Could you explain it to me if you have the time?
Why would someone who opposes an Orthodox Patriarch even meeting with the Pope, want to venerate St. Mark of Ephesus?
You know, I didn't see it that way. Thank you.
To everyone who says that it's bad that His Beatitude might meet the Pope someday, I would like to ask why; not as a challenge, but as a genuine question. If Jesus didn't meet with heretics, how would he debate the Pharisees that tried to undo Him at every twist & turn or preach? He didn't write letters to those outside His flock to maintain purity. Jesus, Saint Nicholas, Saint Gregory Palamas, St. Mark of Efesos, they all met with heretics on equal ground to lay down why they thought they were wrong & why they were wrong. Perhaps, in a way, His Beatitude has[i/] to meet with his opponents. How else can he show them the way? I'm genuinely asking, not challenging; how can he preach to those outside the Church and bring them back into the fold of the one, Holy, Catholic, & Apostolic Church without physically meeting them face-to-face? I do not think that letters nor emails will cut it.