Videoen over viser noen glimt fra det sensasjonelle møtet mellom pave Paul VI og patriark Athenagoras i Jerusalem 5.-6. januar 1964. DET VAR VEL DEN FØRSTE FORSONINGEN MELLOM KATOLIKKER OG ORTODOKSE SIDEN 1054. Om dette skriver Wikipedia:
Pope Paul VI visited the Orthodox Patriarchs of Jerusalem and Constantinople in 1964 and 1967. He was the first pope since the ninth century to visit the East, labeling the Eastern Churches as sister Churches. He was also the first pope in centuries to meet the heads of various Eastern Orthodox faiths. Notably, his meeting with Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras I in 1964 in Jerusalem led to rescinding the excommunications of the Great Schism, which took place in 1054.
This was a significant step towards restoring communion between Rome and Constantinople. It produced the Catholic-Orthodox Joint declaration of 1965, which was read out on 7 December 1965, simultaneously at a public meeting of the Second Vatican Council in Rome and at a special ceremony in Istanbul. The declaration did not end the schism, but showed a desire for greater reconciliation between the two churches.
Vårt Land skriver en del interessante ting om dagens møte mellom pave Frans og patriarken av Moskva på Cuba, men når de som overskrift og ingress skriver: «Første toppmøte siden 1054. Patriarken og paven lyste hverandre gjensidig i bann for 962 år siden. I dag møtes patriarken og paven på Cuba», blir det feil. For det fantes ingen patriark i Moskva i 1054, det var ikke før i 1448 at den russiske kirken frigjorde seg fra Konstantinopel. Fra Wikipedia:
In 1448, the Russian Church in Moscow became effectively independent from the Patriarchate of Constantinople — when the Russian bishops in Moscow elected their own primate, Jonas, a Russian bishop, without recourse to Constantinople. The Russian church within the bounds of the Grand Duchy of Moscow was thenceforth effectively autocephalous.
Metropolitan Jonas was given the title of Metropolitan of Kiev and All Rus’, but his successors styled themselves as Metropolitans of Moscow and All Rus’. Five years later, Constantinople fell to the Ottoman Turks. From this point onward the Russian Orthodox Church saw Moscow as the Third Rome, legitimate successor to Constantinople, and the metropolitan of Moscow as head of the Russian Church.
Møtet mellom paven og patriarken av Moskva er svært viktig, men man bør holde tunga rett i munnen.