[quote="RdrJohn, post:36, topic:445872"]
I thought Pope Francis said it was a sin to attempt to convert Orthodox?
Well, there's a difference between going out and trying to "evangelize" Orthodox and an Orthodox community of its own accord moving into communion with Rome.
Bu that said, I came back into this topic to nake another topic. We see the Orthodox as completely valid Churches. We shouldn't really be looking for individual parishes to make the jump, in general. It's not like the Protestant denominations, with no valid bishops, no valid succession, no valid communion. With the Orthodox, it seems like communion decisions should not be done at the parish level, but at the level of the episcopate, if anything. Maybe even metropolitans. I mean, ideally, it'd be everyone at once moving into communion again, but if there's going to be any change, it seems to me it should be bishops making determinations on the communion for the entire diocese, and priests should stay with their bishop.