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European Russia’s Latin Catholics
text and photographs by Sean Sprague
(From Catholic Near East May – June 1997)
Amidst a new religious freedom in post-Communist Russia, the Latin Catholic Church can minister openly to its faithful – and attract some new members.

Bridging Old and New Ukraine
text and photographs by Michael J.L. La Civita
(From Catholic Near East March – April 1996)
Spending Theophany with Ukrainian seminarians in Connecticut, the author learns of the changes in post-Communist Ukraine.

How Good It Is to Dwell in Unity
by Bishop Bawai Soro
(From Catholic Near East March – April 1995)
A meeting between Pope John Paul II and the Catholicos-Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East breaks new ground between two churches.

Detours on the Road to Unity
by Msgr. Robert L. Stern
(From Catholic Near East March – April 1995)
How do the churches of the world live and grow without hindering each other?

Balamand and Beyond: The State of Catholic-Orthodox Relations
by the Rev. Ronald G. Roberson, C.S.P.
(From Catholic Near East July – August 1995)
An international dialogue at a monastery in Lebanon bolsters relations between the Catholic and Orthodox churches.

Orientale Lumen
(From Catholic Near East September – October 1995)
Pope John Paul II’s apostolic letter defines the church’s ecumenical mission.

The Nature of Dialogue
by Brother David Carroll, F.S.C., Ph.D.
(From Catholic Near East November – December 1995)
A discussion of the complex yet essential process of ecumenical and interfaith dialogue.

New Challenges for Catholic-Orthodox Dialogue
by Ronald G. Roberson, C.S.P.
(From Catholic Near East January 1993)
Still reeling from persecution, Eastern Europe’s Latin Catholic and Orthodox churches inch cautiously toward mutual understanding.

A Ukrainian Paradox
by Michael J.L. La Civita
(From Catholic Near East September 1990)
A centuries-old tradition provides a toehold for rebuilding a culture and a nation.

Toward Understanding Diversity in Unity
by Brother John Samaha, S.M.
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Winter 1986)
The relationship between the Western and Eastern churches continues to be one of understanding, learning and tolerance.

Missionaries for Our Time
by Veronica J. Treanor
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Winter 1985)
Two brothers from a seaport city in Greece are instrumental in promoting unity in diversity.

Taking Steps Toward Unity
by Rev. Arthur F. Gouthro, S.A.
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Spring 1981)
History was made on an island in Greece, where a 900-year-old schism was tackled.

The Orthodox Church: A Shared Belief
by Rev. Thomas Hopko
photos: St. Vladimir’s Seminary
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Summer 1979)
The Eastern Orthodox Church, although quite different from the Latin Catholic Church, shares some characteristics with its Christian brother.

from News

Pope Meets With Orthodox Leaders
Catholic News Service (27 September 2011)
FREIBURG, Germany (CNS) — Meeting a dozen Orthodox bishops in Germany, Pope Benedict XVI continued his appeal for people of faith to work together to bring God and moral values back to German society.

Pope Meets Top Russian Orthodox Ecumenist
Catholic News Service (29 September 2011)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI met Sept. 29 with Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, the chief ecumenist of the Russian Orthodox Church.

Catholics and Orthodox Face Common Challenges
Catholic News Service (1 December 2011)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI said Catholics and Orthodox have a duty to show a united front of mature faith in facing challenges intensified by increased secularism.

Greece’s Catholic and Orthodox Churches
Catholic News Service (31 May 2012)
OXFORD, England (CNS) — Greece’s Catholic Church accused a leader of the Orthodox Church of “intolerance and fanaticism” after he sued a Catholic archbishop for illegal proselytism.

Catholic, Orthodox Leaders Urge Reconciliation
Catholic News Service (2 July 2012)
WARSAW, Poland (CNS) — Catholic and Orthodox leaders from Poland and Russia will issue a joint statement committing their churches to fostering reconciliation between the two historically feuding countries.

Video: Pope Sends Greeting to Russian Orthodox Patriarch
Catholic News Service (21 August 2012)
Pope Benedict XVI sent greetings to Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill who is visiting Poland.

Catholic-Orthodox Dialogue in Poland
Catholic News Service (21 August 2012)
WARSAW, Poland (CNS) — The head of the Russian Orthodox Church and the president of the Polish Catholic bishops’ conference signed a joint message Aug. 17 urging Poles and Russians to set aside centuries of anger and prejudice and work together to maintain their countries’ Christian identities.

Ukrainian Catholic Leader Reaches Out to Russian Orthodox
Catholic News Service (27 August 2012)
KOLOMYYA, Ukraine (CNS) — The major archbishop of the Ukrainian Catholic Church said he hopes to follow up a Polish-Russian joint message by pursuing a similar reconciliation process with Russian Orthodox leaders.

Ukrainian or English?
Catholic News Service (12 September 2012)
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (CNS) — Many Ukrainian Catholic leaders serving the faithful outside the homeland face a dilemma: Do they serve the needs of the new immigrants and elderly by using Ukrainian in liturgies, or do they minister in English to keep younger people coming to church?

North America’s Churches: Example for Ukraine
Catholic News Service (12 September 2012)
PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, Manitoba (CNS) — Catholic and Orthodox churches in Canada and the United States can be an example for their counterparts in Ukraine, Canada’s top Ukrainian Orthodox leader told the Ukrainian Catholic Synod of Bishops.

Orthodox, Anglicans To Attend Vatican II Celebration
Catholic News Service (18 September 2012)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople and the Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury will join Pope Benedict XVI’s celebration of the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second V atican Council.

Fifty Years Later, Pope and Patriarch Meet Again in Jerusalem
Catholic News Service (25 May 2014)
JERUSALEM (CNS) — Half a century after a historic encounter between their predecessors, Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew met in the same place to seek inspiration for Christian unity at the site of Christ’s death and resurrection.

from Blog Content

What Divides Catholics and Orthodox?
An article by the late Jesuit Father John Long discusses the current state of ecumenism between Catholic and Orthodox churches.

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