About five years ago Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I announced an intention (probably to be carried out by their successors) to celebrate the 1700th anniversary of the First Council of Nicaea in 2025.
Commentary about the announcement discussed how this might signal a desire by the two church leaders to make another formal effort to heal the Great Schism and reunite the Western and Eastern churches. Criticism of that speculation followed, naturally, and some of that included “neo-papal” accusations aimed at Bartholomew I, who, according to many (most?) Orthodox, does not have the authority to call an ecumenical council on behalf of all Orthodox.
What are the chances of a Third Council of Nicaea, and a Great Reunion sometime in the next decade? Or even in this century?