Correction to Catholic Register Article

An October 31st, 2013, article entitled “Catholics, Orthodox express ‘grave concern’ over plight of Christians in Middle East” authored by Michael Swan for The Catholic Register misquotes His Eminence Metropolitan Archbishop Sotirios.

His Eminence is quoted as saying, “Instead of praying for unity, I think we should pray for humility.” In reality, what the Metropolitan said was, “If you want Christian unity, pray for humility.”

Moreover, His Eminence is also quoted as having said, “Unity is more likely among the humble than among those proud of their own grasp of theology.” The Metropolitan, in fact, did not make this remark; rather, a similar – but not identical – statement was said by His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios of Boston.

The differences, while they may appear nuanced, are material and should be noted for the record.

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