Eastern Orthodox/communion

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Last year there was a 50 year anniversary meeting between the Orthodox and Catholic churches. From what I understand the anathemas were removed by both churches since their first meeting. If this is true why are we as Orthodox still forbidden to receive communion from a Catholic priest?

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Glory to Jesus Christ!

In the interest of "good will", the Pope and the Ecumenical Patriarch did rescind the anathemas they laid against each other back in 1056AD. However, communion was NOT re-established. Orthodoxy does NOT accept the authority of the Pope as defined by the Vatican and we still differ significantly on several key doctrines. Until unity of Faith is re-established, communion cannot be.

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Herman

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I can answer general questions about the teachings of the Orthodox Church and Orthodox monasticism, particularly differences from Protestants and Catholics.

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Orthodox Christian convert from Protestantism over 30 years ago.

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