Absolutely contrary to consolidation scenario advocated by Moscow Patriarchate, [Metropolitan] Laurus said they “are not talking about “unification,” “merging” or “union” with the Moscow Patriarchate, but of reconciliation of the two parts of the Russian Orthodox Church.”
But this is not the scenario advocated by Moscow Patriarchate that expects the Outside Church to acknowledge itself an integral part of the Russian Orthodox Church and yield to the Patriarch ruling. Even last year the higher clergy in Russia counted on solving the issue before another Synode slated for 2008. Now it seems vain hopes were built at that time.
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