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Title: Die Anerkennung der Orthodoxen Kirche als Schwesterkirche durch das 2. Vatikanische Konzil
Author(s): SUTTNER, Ernst Chr.
Journal: Journal of Eastern Christian Studies
Volume: 50 Issue: 3-4 Date: 1998
Vaticanum II’s recognition of the Orthodox Church as a Sister Church
After centuries-long exclusivism, today the Roman Catholic Church considers the Orthodox Church as a Sister Church. In this process the Second Vatican Council (Lumen gentium, Unitatis redintegratio) played a decisive role. Full communion is pursued. Careful dialogue, especially on papal primacy, is necessary. It is advisable that both Churches start giving each other full communion.