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Seminar to mark the 40th anniversary of the Vatican II directive on Eastern Catholicism, Orientalum Ecclesiarum, co-sponsored by the Pontifical Oriental Institute and Congregation for the Oriental Churches / Congregazione per le Chiese Orientali, in Rome, November 18- 19, 2004

Two-day seminar to mark the 40th anniversary of the Vatican II directive on Eastern Catholicism, Orientalum Ecclesiarum, co-sponsored by the Pontifical Oriental Institute and Congregation for the Oriental Churches / Congregazione per le Chiese Orientali, in Rome, November 18- 19, 2004.
Cardinal Ignace Moussa I Daoud, the prefect of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches / Congregazione per le Chiese Orientali, chaired the sessions.
The seminar brings together a dozen specialists on the Eastern churches.

Vatican seminar on Eastern Catholic churches

Vatican, Nov. 18 (CWNews.com) - The Vatican Congregation for Eastern Churches has organized a two-day seminar in Rome, November 18- 19, to mark the 40th anniversary of the Vatican II directive on Eastern Catholicism, Orientalum Ecclesiarum.

The meeting-- co-sponsored by the Pontifical Oriental Institute-- brings together a dozen specialists on the Eastern churches. Cardinal Ignace Moussa I Daoud, the prefect of the Congregation for Eastern Churches, will chair the sessions.

Msgr. Krzysztof Nitkiewicz, an official at that Congregation, remarked that Orientalum Ecclesiarum recognized the Eastern Catholic communities as "a bridge between the Orthodox world and the Catholic world." The Vatican II decree stressed that the Eastern churches should carefully preserve their own identity, their liturgical and spiritual traditions.

The practical problems facing the Eastern churches have changes considerably in the years since the Vatican Council, Msgr. Nitkiewicz observed. In 1964, Ukrainian and Romanian Catholics were still facing brutal Communist persecution; today they are thriving under their newfound freedom. At the same time, the immigration of Eastern-rite Catholics into the Western world has caused new challenges, as the Eastern churches struggle to maintain their traditions in countries where they comprise only a small minority of the Catholic population.

Restore rights of Eastern patriarchs, Melkite bishop urges Vatican

Rome, Nov. 19 (CWNews.com) - The Church has not fully implemented the vision of Vatican II regarding the Eastern Catholic communities, according to an influential Melkite bishop.

At a Vatican symposium on the Eastern churches, marking the 40th anniversary of the Vatican II decree Orientalum Ecclesiarum , Bishop Ignace Dick of Aleppo, Syria, said that while there have been "certainly some happy results" from the post-conciliar approach to the Eastern rites, "the application of the decree has been only partial." The Melkite bishop went on to say that "there is still a great force of inertia to overcome" in changing Roman attitudes toward the Eastern churches.

The Eastern Catholic churches still need "fully to revive their tradition," Bishop Dick said. At the same time, the universal Church must "become accustomed to breathing again with both lungs," and the Roman Curia must recognize the ecclesial rights of the Eastern patriarchs. He explained that the Eastern patriarchs should be given all of the rights and responsibilities that they enjoyed during the first Christian millennium.

The new Code of Canon Law for the Eastern Catholic Churches does not give adequate recognition of the Eastern churches' identity, the bishop argued. He added that the Code was "not an Eastern codification, but a Roman codification for the Eastern" churches.

In opening the symposium on the Eastern churches, Cardinal Ignace I Moussa Daoud-- the prefect of the Congregation for the Eastern Churches, who formerly served as patriarch of the Syrian Catholic Church-- remarked that the Vatican II decree was "a point of departure" in strengthening the communion between the Holy See and the Eastern patriarchates. The Vatican, he said, had "listened to the patriarchs and Eastern bishops with respect and gratitude."


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