Papal Supremacy and the Parting of the Ways V
June 13, 2014 Length: 33:21
In this final episode of Reflection 15, Fr. John discusses the thirteenth-century popes Innocent III and Gregory IX, showing the close connection between their efforts to advance papal supremacy on the one hand and direct crusades against the Orthodox on the other. He concludes the reflection by noting the recent meeting of Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew and placing it within the context of centuries of cultural division between east and west.
"I became Catholic (from evangelicalism) back in 2007, but I've never stopped listening to this website. My 22-year-old daughter is now a catechumen at an OCA parish, and my wife and I are going to visit a Greek Orthodox priest this Saturday. Various podcasts and "Ancient Faith Today" have pierced our hearts, and we are being drawn into the Orthodox faith."