I posted here that I would like to have seen someone from the Eastern rites become pope:
But, the ecumenical side of me would like to see a Cardinal from the Eastern Rite (or Greek/Byzantine) Catholic Churches.
Pope Francis was the cardinal for the Ordinariate for the Faithful of Eastern Rite.
The Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew I will attend Pope Francis’s inaugural Mass. The Ecumenical Patriarchate Press Office informed AsiaNews about the decision, noting that this is the first time such an event occurs since the Catholic-Orthodox split in 1054, an important sign for Christian unity.
Buy my book, or I will pray against you.
You don’t want me to pray against you.
Seriously, though, this is great news.
- His All-Holiness congratulates newly-elected Pope Francis (palamas.info)
- Two Chairs of Peter: Reform, Orthodoxy and the Papacy (orthodoxyandheterodoxy.org)
- Some ecumenical reactions to Pope Benedict’s abdication (hughosb.wordpress.com)