Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Archbishop Minnerath on Rome, the Papacy, and the East

Called to Communion - Archbishop Minnerath on Rome, the Papacy, and the East
How was the Papacy understood in the ancient Christian East? This is the topic of an essay by Archbishop Roland Minnerath entitled ”The Petrine Ministry in the Early Patristic Tradition.” I address Archbishop Minnerath’s essay because I do not want it to become an occassion for misunderstanding. In this ecumenical essay, the Archbishop acknowledges, “The East never shared the Petrine theology as elaborated in the West.” We must be clear about what this means...
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