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Orthodox faithful split on reconciliation with Rome

November 10, 2017

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CWN Editor's Note: The world’s Orthodox believers are almost evenly split on whether or not it is desirable to reconcile with the Catholic Church, according to a new international study by Pew Research. Among survey respondents, 35% favored reconciliation with Rome, 31% opposed it, and 38% were undecided or declined to answer.
The survey found broad support among Orthodox believers for the married priesthood, and opposition to the ordination of women as priests.

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  • Posted by: Bronco Pete - Nov. 10, 2017 7:01 PM ET USA

    Catholic ecumenism should focus on the Orthodox and not the Protestants. The Orthodox are our spiritual brothers and sisters.