Msgr. Paul McPartlan , Carl J. Peter Professor of Systematic Theology and Ecumenism, was interviewed on All Things Considered on the schism between the Catholic and Easter Orthodox churches. See below.

The Great Schism: When The Catholic And Eastern Orthodox Churches Split

From: NPR's All Things Considered Date: April 10, 2016 Author: Michel Martin

Now it's time for a regular segment Words You'll Hear. That's where we try to understand stories in the news by parsing some of the words associated with them. Today's word is schism. We expect to hear that word this week as Pope Francis, head of the Roman Catholic Church, and Patriarch Bartholomew, head of the Eastern Orthodox Church, traveled to Greece to meet over the plight of refugees. But that meeting raises the question of why there's an Eastern and Western church to begin with. That divide is called the great schism. To help us understand this, we invited Monsignor Paul McPartlan to stop by our studios. He's a professor of systematic theology and ecumenism at the Catholic University of America. ...

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