OL VI, June 2002, Washington , DC
"Eastern Catholic Churches: Window Between East and West?"
William Cardinal Keeler - "At the ... Balamand meeting in 1993, the role of the Eastern Catholic Churches figured prominently. The text invites Eastern Catholic Churches to participate fully in the Catholic-Orthodox diologue at all levels."
Patriarch Gregory III - "Sometimes, I ask myself, maybe with naivete: If am in full communion with Rome, and I have nothing to change in my Creed, in my Liturgy, which are the same ones as in Orthodoxy, why am I not in communion with the Orthodox Church, and why is the Orthodox Church not in communion with Rome?"
Metropolitan Nicholas of Amissos -"Indeed, I do believe that the Eastern Catholic Churches are an aperture of sorts between Western and Eastern Christianity. From time to time this window opens and there is movement between the two realities ... Like any window, it is not always open, and when closed shut ... it can become soiled and smudged with the exigencies of human history and human frailty."
Archbishop Vsevolod of Scopelos -"The discussion of the position of the Eastern Catholics in the wider relationships between the Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church has never been easy, and it has become much more painful of the past fourteen years or so."