I’ve heard that ecumenical dialogues are going fairly well with our Sister Churches. Various representatives have gone to talk with other parties from various Eastern Orthodox Churches (EO) and Oriental Orthodox Churches (OO) and we seem to be on good terms with most, if not all of them. In fact, recently the Armenian Catholicos visited H.H. Pope Benedict XVI and Cardinal Kasper visited Patriarch Alexei II of the Russian Orthodox. However, I’m curious to see the status of these various Churches in their journey back to full Communion with the Catholic Church.
I heard recently that the Syriac Orthodox had signed an agreement with one Eastern Catholic Church (can’t recall which one at the moment) about sharing in the Sacraments fully with them in a mutual way. The rest of the OO didn’t mind it, but they said they would not be participating.
Does anyone know which Apostolic Church is the closest to returning and then the status of the rest? We know that corporate reunion of the EO is impossible, because there is no one to speak on their behalf for a reunion of 15 Churches. I would say that Syriac Orthodox are, but what say you all?