My husband was born in Romania, baptised and first communion in Romania as orthodox. Moved to UK aged 10, where he has only ever worshipped in the Catholic church. Believes in the sacraments as a Catholic and hence takes communion. Never formally confirmed as orthodox or Catholic.
As I understand it, this is acceptable from a Catholic standpoint as the belief in the sacrament is the same but represents a break with orthodoxy as they do not consider themselves part of Rome. On this basis he is no longer orthodox!
Can he consider himself a Catholic?
This is important for us as a family because we are bringing our children up in the Catholic church.
I am currently part of the RCIA program as baptised but never confirmed anglican.
I would appreciate informed responses and no inflammatory comments please.