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How does the election of Eastern Catholic bishops work?
« on: March 15, 2018, 06:25:09 AM »
What are the roles of the synod, the primate and the Pope? What about primatial elections?
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Re: How does the election of Eastern Catholic bishops work?
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2018, 06:38:15 AM »
I know something only about the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church: the Synod chooses a few candidates for new bishop(s), and I think that for eparchies in Ukraine there can be chosen only one candidate. Then these candidates are presented to the Pope and he chooses new bishop(s). The synod consists of all (not only of e.g metropolitans) bishops of the UGCC.
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Re: How does the election of Eastern Catholic bishops work?
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2018, 05:07:46 PM »
As I understand it, the synod of the relevant Church draws up a name of candidates, and submits this to Rome. If the Pope removes a name, they are out of contention. If the synod then elects someone on the list, nothing else is required. If someone not on the list is elected, this must be approved by Rome.

This refers only to bishops in the particular Eastern Catholic Church's historic territory; for those outside of that territory, all bishops are appointed by Rome.

Just like the ancient Church always did it! :P
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Re: How does the election of Eastern Catholic bishops work?
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2018, 06:15:18 PM »
As I understand it, the synod of the relevant Church draws up a name of candidates, and submits this to Rome. If the Pope removes a name, they are out of contention. If the synod then elects someone on the list, nothing else is required. If someone not on the list is elected, this must be approved by Rome.

This refers only to bishops in the particular Eastern Catholic Church's historic territory; for those outside of that territory, all bishops are appointed by Rome.

Just like the ancient Church always did it! :P

Evidence? Because, as I seem to recall, Meletius, who became the recognized bishop of Antioch, was not at all appointed by Rome, and in fact, Rome opposed it and supported Paulinus... despite Meletius being a presiding bishop of the 2nd Ecumenical Council. Yet he was the recognized bishop of Antioch.

Nobody in the East recognized the Maronites, who were appointed by Rome as well to be the Patriarch of Antioch. So unrecognized that now you guys have three claimants to the See of Antioch.

And if you really mean "the Ancient Church," Photios wasn't approved by Rome.
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Re: How does the election of Eastern Catholic bishops work?
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2018, 06:36:23 PM »
He was being sarcastic with that last line.
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Re: How does the election of Eastern Catholic bishops work?
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2018, 07:27:00 PM »
He was being sarcastic with that last line.

Ah. It's hard to tell at points.
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Re: How does the election of Eastern Catholic bishops work?
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2018, 07:34:07 PM »
As I understand it, the synod of the relevant Church draws up a name of candidates, and submits this to Rome. If the Pope removes a name, they are out of contention. If the synod then elects someone on the list, nothing else is required. If someone not on the list is elected, this must be approved by Rome.

This refers only to bishops in the particular Eastern Catholic Church's historic territory; for those outside of that territory, all bishops are appointed by Rome.
So how would the election to primacy work, OTOH?

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Re: How does the election of Eastern Catholic bishops work?
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2018, 07:52:55 AM »
He was being sarcastic with that last line.

Ah. It's hard to tell at points.

The emoticon that's used in the end of the sentence should be hepful ;)
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Re: How does the election of Eastern Catholic bishops work?
« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2018, 08:27:02 AM »
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