I think i might have an opportunity for an audience (not private obviously) with the Holy Father Patriarch Ignatius IV and I am very scared… what am I supposed to do? I am Roman Catholic, as far as I know we recognize their apostolic succession… including and especially the Patriarchs. Is this not true?
What am I to do? I have been before the Pope twice, and I am familiar with all of the procedures and dress code that is required when a Catholic woman goes before the Holy Father, but I do not know if the same rules apply for the other four Patriarchs.
I do not wish to in any way slight the Patriarch or act or dress in a way that does not show deference… but I am concerned that if I do the things I do when I met the Pope that I would be treating him like the Pope… who is Prince of the Patriarchs… so I do not wish to treat him as though he was the Pope.
What do I do?! I am mostly concerned about dress code (do I wear black?) what I am to say how do i address him? and what am i to do in terms of actions? is there a formal reception area like the library?
gracias for any help