The Russian Orthodox church has said it will not attend a historic meeting of all of the world’s Orthodox churches, but Ecumenical patriarch Bartholomew 1 has threatened to impose on the Russian church its decisions anyway.
The Russian, Bulgarian, Georgian and Antiochan Orthodox churches have all pulled out of the meeting on the Greek island of Crete due to start on Sunday.
The Greek Orthodox church with strong ties to America and the White House through the American Orthodox community is set to attend.
The Great and Holy Synod on the island of Crete appears to be an attempt by the Globalist Bartholomew to end the “great schism” that divided the Roman Catholics and the Orthodox in 1054 amid disputes over the Vatican’s power.
Globalist Pope Francis is to send observers to the meeting.
Merging Christian denominations into one big bloc to create a one world authoritarian religion is part of the New World Order, which Francis promots.
The decision to pull out was made after Batholomew said that texts put forward for discussion would not be edited and after he rejected a Russian request to hold a meeting prior to the Council to iron out differences, specifically in respect to relations with the Catholic church.
The cost of the meeting and the demand of Bartholemew to be seated at the head of the table were other controversial issues.
The Russian is the biggest Orthodox church with an estimated flock of 100 million. The Ecumenical Patriarch based in Istanbul, formerly Constantinople, has about three thousand people. But Bartholomew includes the Globalists as his powerful backers.