• Lorusso Lorenzo
Keywords: Comunità ecclesiali, Sede Apostolica, tradizioni


Fr. Lorusso Lorenzo treats the role of the Oriental Churches in the ecumenical movement. Eastern Catholic Churches’ “special function in fostering unity among all Eastern Churches” (CCEO c. 903) derives from the fact that the oriental Churches, catholic and orthodox, have centuries old common history and tradition as well as a common ecclesial sense” (p. 4). He discusses the title XVIII of CCEO connecting them with their sources as well as other relevant canons of the code. He claims that the progress of the dialogue between the Orthodox Church and the Catholic Church (Church of Rome), at the universal level, will depend on the dialogue between the orthodox and catholic local Churches.

Author Biography

Lorusso Lorenzo

Fr. LORUSSO Lorenzo, OP belongs to the Province of Preachers "S. Thomas Aquinas in Italy." He did his doctorate in Oriental Canon Law at the Pontifical Oriental Institute, Rome in 1999. He has been serving as Lecturer at the Theological Faculty of Puglia, the Pontifical Urban University and the Pontifical Oriental Institute, Rome. He has served as Judge of the Ecclesiastical Tribunal Pugliese. He is also a Consultor of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts and from 2014 he serves as the Under-Secretary of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches, Rome.