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June 28, 2001 | RICHARD BOUDREAUX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Since the fall of communism in Eastern Europe, few dreams have driven Pope John Paul II more passionately than that of a "total communion" between Roman Catholicism and the Eastern Orthodox churches that left the Vatican fold nearly 1,000 years ago. But rather than speeding such a reunion, the end of the Cold War has, to his dismay, given rise to bitter rivalry between Orthodox and Catholic communities in the former Soviet bloc that are reemerging from decades of Communist rule.
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June 28, 2001 | RICHARD BOUDREAUX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Since the fall of communism in Eastern Europe, few dreams have driven Pope John Paul II more passionately than that of a "total communion" between Roman Catholicism and the Eastern Orthodox churches that left the Vatican fold nearly 1,000 years ago. But rather than speeding such a reunion, the end of the Cold War has, to his dismay, given rise to bitter rivalry between Orthodox and Catholic communities in the former Soviet bloc that are reemerging from decades of Communist rule.
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