Other Patriarchs In The West?

by Jimmy Akin

in Benedict XVI

ED PETERS HAS SOME FUTHER THOUGHTS ON THE POPE DROPPING THE TITLE "PATRIARCH OF THE WEST."

In particular, he wonders whether the move will lead over time to other western patriarchates.

THAT’S AN IDEA THAT WAS FLOATED A WHILE AGO BY PRE-16 HIMSELF.

(Keep reading past the asterisks.)

BUT THERE’S ALSO REASON TO THINK THAT PRE-16 LATER REJECTED THE IDEA.

That doesn’t mean that Ed isn’t right, though. Regardless of what B16 thought when he was dropping the title, the fact of its dropping might in time lead to the development of new patriarchates in the West.

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{ 2 comments }

Barbara March 23, 2006 at 6:37 am

Any speculation on what area(s) these other Western Patriarchs might oversee?

David March 23, 2006 at 11:48 am

The book quoted, _The Local Church: Tillard and the Future of Catholic Ecclesiology_ by Ruddy, looks awfully interesting. According to Amazon it will be released in two days. Anyone know anything about it? Thanks

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