• Short Summary

    THE PAN-ORTHODOX PRO-SYNOD, THE FIRST UNION OF ALL THE PATRIARCHATES AND LEADING NATIONAL ORTHODOX CHURCHES, HELD ITS FINAL SESSION IN RHODES, GREECE, SEPT 30 AFTER SIX DAYS OF DEBATE.

  • Description

    THE PAN-ORTHODOX PRO-SYNOD, THE FIRST UNION OF ALL THE PATRIARCHATES AND LEADING NATIONAL ORTHODOX CHURCHES, HELD ITS FINAL SESSION IN RHODES, GREECE, SEPT 30 AFTER SIX DAYS OF DEBATE. TWELVE PRELATES AND THE REMAINING 68 DELEGATES MET IN PUBLIC TO DISCUSS THE DETAILS OF A JOINT COMMUNIQUE - ISSUED THE FOLLOWING DAY.

    REPRESENTING THE VIEWS OF A UNITED ORTHODOXY FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 12 CENTURIES, THE COMMUNIQUE CONTAINED NONE OF THE APPEALS FOR POLITICAL PACIFICATION SUGGESTED BY SOME SLAV-SPEAKING DELEGATIONS BUT HAILED THE EFFORTS FOR CLOSER RELATIONS WITH THE CHURCHES OF THE ORIENT AND OF THE WEST "IN FULFILMENT OF THE LORD'S COMMANDMENT 'THAT ALL BE ONE', A COMMANDMENT FOR WHICH OUR HOLY CHURCH NEVER CEASED TO PRAY".

    INITIAL DISCUSSIONS WITH OBSERVERS FROM THE ORIENTAL CHURCHES (ARMENIAN, COPT, ETHIOPIAN AND OTHERS) HAVE MADE SUCH HEADWAY THAT IT HAS BEEN AGREED TO CONTINUE MEETINGS AND OTHER STEPS TOWARDS EVENTUAL NEGOTIATIONS FOR UNION.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1GCYUI9BEQGLDFABDY6MAL92W
    Media URN:
    VLVA1GCYUI9BEQGLDFABDY6MAL92W
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/10/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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