Individually, the Orthodox Must Reject Unity with the Roman Catholics. And so should the Lutherans as the Bible warns about such a future confederation (Revelation 18:4).
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Protestants like the COG Christian who wrote this article should mind their own business, especially when they don't know what they're talking about and clearly twisting the words of people more involved in the struggles of Christianity than themselves.
Patriarch Bartholomeuw I did not say he wanted to unite with Rome. He said that he wanted to all Christians to be united. Period. Stop expounding on his words like snakes! The Orthodox Catholics, Roman Catholics and Coptic Catholics have been speaking of unity for all christians for centuries. This doesn't always mean assimilating under the title of "Roman Catholic" for the fulfillment of the cry of unity.
From the Orthodox perspective in order for there to ever be a reunion of the two lungs the Holy Father would have to renounce the filioque
, mandated celibacy, papal infallibility and papal universal jurisdiction. This would not take away from the Primacy of Peter's Chair which resides in Rome because the Orthodox believed that Peter was prime while never having the distinction of universal overseer or weilding infallibility in the first place.
From our perspective unity under Christ means to accept the ones Christ sent out. We believe Peter was at the head of that ministry and unity is under that stewardship. If there is to be unity again it will be under that ministry of Apostolic Successors with Peter's Chair being the prime overseer.
I don't know the Assyrian position so I am not at liberty to discuss such.
Your words are devious and twisting. Patriarch Bartholomeuw I is a proud Orthodox. I'm sure he would find your lie in regards to him wanting to assimilate himself with Rome to be repulsive.