Armenian Orthodox patriarch receives honorary degree in Baltimore
- Armenian Orthodox patriarch receives honorary degree in Baltimore
BALTIMORE (CNS) -- Unity between the Catholic and Orthodox churches
could be achieved if the major Orthodox communities would put aside
concerns about the pecking order of leadership and establish a
council of bishops chaired by the pope, said Patriarch Mesrob II.
The head of the Armenian Oriental Orthodox Church's patriarchate in
Istanbul made the comments while in Baltimore May 15. He was in town
to receive an honorary degree from St. Mary's Seminary and University
at the invitation of Cardinal William H. Keeler, an international
leader in ecumenical dialogue.
"We have no problem with the primacy of Peter," Patriarch Mesrob
said in an interview with The Catholic Review, Baltimore archdiocesan
newspaper, during his visit with Cardinal Keeler earlier in the day
at the cardinal's residence. "We never worried about which church
would be the leader," he said. "Our history has been preoccupied