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“We pray the Council will once again become a normative part of the life of the Orthodox Church”

22 June 2016

Andrea Tornielli

The Council of Orthodox Churches has begun despite glaring absences. It also promises to be the first significant step which others will have to follow. In an interview with Vatican Insider, Archdeacon John Chryssavgis, theological advisor to Patriarch Bartholomew and director of communications at the Council in Crete, says: “This council has revitalized the conciliar process, which we pray will once again become a normative part of the life of the Orthodox Church, as it was in previous centuries. Councils should once again become a natural process for discussing and deciding on issues of common concern in the Orthodox Church. They are part of the identity of the Orthodox Church.” 

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