Catholics and Orthodox to meet in Nicaea in 2025

News sources are reporting a possible ecumenical “gathering” between the East and West in Nicaea in 2025. From AsiaNews:

Speaking exclusively with AsiaNews, Bartholomew ways that together with Pope Francis “we agreed to leave as a legacy to ourselves and our successors a gathering in Nicaea in 2025, to celebrate together, after 17 centuries, the first truly ecumenical synod, where the Creed was first promulgated.

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  1. Whatever it is, this is exciting. Moreover, I think that our dialogue with the Orthodox ought to influence our consideration of the liturgy in the same way that earlier dialogue with some Protestant groups influenced the changes at Vatican II. Now that reunion with Protestant groups- except some Anglicans- seems unlikely, we ought to turn our attention to the Orthodox. I don’t mean that we should copy Orthodox liturgy, but we should consider how our different attitudes to worship might influence the possibility of reunion! Ut unim sit!

    I wrote about it here in detail. I don’t know if I am allowed to post the link or not. But here it is (mea culpa if it isn’t allowed):

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