Thursday, March 02, 2006


I can't say as I understand this: Vatican removes title 'patriarch of the West' after pope's name

Apparently, it's supposed to make the Eastern Churches happy. I would have thought that that was the one title to which the East would relate the most. Do they really object to "Patriarch of the West"? Isn't the Patriarch of Constantinople the "Patriarch of the East"?

Not the scandal of the age, to be sure. But a bit of a head-scratcher nonetheless.