Union and "uniatism": the modern context of analysis


  • Petro Yarotskiy




The attitude of the Apostolic Capital and the Roman Curia to the Orthodox Church during the Florentine Union (1438-1439) changed after the Council of Trent (1545-1563), which adopted the ecclesial and soteriological excluzion "Extra Ecclesia Romanum nulla solus" ("Outside of the Roman Church" no salvation ") This denied and rejected the union of the Catholic Church with the "schismatic" Orthodox Church as an equal church union of two separate ecclesiastical jurisdictions and allowed only incorporation (that is, joining, the inclusion in its membership) of schismatics after their repentance and the remission of their sins. Under such a post-governed verdict, the Metropolitan of Kiev came to the Church in the Brest Union in 1596.