Ann Maria Husser (OCP Delegate of North and South America)
OCP News Service – 13/2/16
Read Joint declaration here:
Havana-Cuba: His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia (Primate of the Rusian Orthodox Church) met with Pope Francis of Rome (The Old Orthodox Bishop of Rome & Primate of the ancient Roman Orthodox Patriarchate) at Havana international airport. This meeting was the first of its kind in the Christian history. A joint declaration was signed by the two primates.
The Roman Catholic Church was in communion with the Orthodox Church until the great schism. It is one of the five ancient Orthodox Patriarchates of the Christian world, but sadly fall out of communion from rest of the sister Orthodox Patriarchates over a number of key theological and historical reasons. Orthodox Churches consider Pope as the Bishop of Rome and respect him with Primacy of honor (this can be only cannonically valid once the Roman Catholic Church return back to the original Orthodox communion) but completely reject all additional teaching of Roman Church, including Papal infallibility.
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