This question has been asked many times. Most Orthodox, in attempting to distinguish between Orthodoxy and Roman Catholicism, usually mention the Pope or Purgatory, sometimes the filioque. Historically, the differences, however, are far more numerous and quite profound.
When we, the community of baptized Christians, find ourselves confronted with disagreements and turn towards the merciful face of Christ to overcome it, it is reassuring to know that we are doing as Saint Paul did in one of the very first Christian communities.
A symbolic wall was torn down representing the desire of the assembled denominations to unite as God's people Korean Christians united in prayer service.
Vietnam (Jan. 21, 2017) An ecumenical gathering between Lutherans and Catholics in Ho Chi Minh City is part of an ongoing process of reconciliation.
Ecumenical efforts are being met with indifference, despite some 'milestones' being achieved
He said the division between Catholics and Lutherans was “perpetuated historically by the powerful of this world” rather than by the faithful people of God.
Among the topics Pope Francis and Brother Alois discussed were the welcome of young people in Taizé, the international meetings organized by the community, and the search for Christian unity.
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