Orthodoxy: Still Deaf to Rome

Pope Paul VI seems just as eager as John XXIII to establish good relations between Roman Catholicism and Orthodox Christianity. In July he sent personal representatives to the Golden Jubilee of Moscow's Patriarch Alexei. Last month he proposed that Orthodoxy join with Rome in amicably settling their doctrinal differences, the most notable of which is Orthodoxy's rejection of papal infallibility. But so far, the Pope has failed to convince the East.

Admitting that "we are all a little deaf and dumb," Paul said: "Let us ex plain the points of doctrine that...

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