Monday, December 15, 2014
Cardinal-Orthodox and Catholic are two sides of the same coin.
Cardinal Koch- Politics contributed to the gap between East and West.
The gap between the Eastern and Western Christendom was considerably enhanced by politically motivated decisions of the Churches. Cardinal Kurt Koch, the Prefect of the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity stated this during a visit to Lublin in Poland . The cardinal received this week the 'Golden Diploma of the Theological Faculty of the University of Lublin. He suggested that the Church as a result of the break is no longer the two lungs by which the same organism could breathe. In the theological dialogue between the two Churches currently a common basis is sought for the vision of office and primacy. Koch compared the two Churches with the two sides of the same coin.