Friday, October 23, 2009

Bulgarian Orthodox Express Desire for "Quick Restoration" of Communion

By way of an email, I was directed to a story which appeared on the blog, Da Mihi Animas, and which ultimately came from Zenit.

That story expressed the sentiments of Bishop Tichon, head of the diocese for Central and Western Europe of the Patriarchate of Bulgaria for speedy re-union with the See of Rome at the end of this past Wednesday's general audience.

"People don't understand our divisions and our discussions," the bishop stated. He affirmed that he will "not spare any efforts" to work for the quick restoration of "communion between Catholics and Orthodox."

Bishop Tichon said that "the theological dialogue that is going forward in these days in Cyprus is certainly important, but we should not be afraid to say that we must find as soon as possible the way to celebrate together."


The prelate told the Pontiff that "this aspiration is a feeling that arose from the works of the assembly" of his diocese, held in Rome, in which all the priests and two delegates from every Bulgarian Orthodox parish took part.

Read the entire story: Zenit.

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