Orthodox prelate rebuked for receiving Catholic communion


06/30/08 - A senior Romanian Orthodox archbishop faces possible defrocking for receiving Holy Communion during a Catholic service. "Orthodox and Roman Catholic churches have a theological dialogue, and such actions can only discourage this," said Constantin Stoica, a spokesperson for the Bucharest patriarchate of the Romanian Orthodox Church, reports Ecumenical News International. Metropolitan Nicolae Corneanu of Banat is to face his church's governing Holy Synod in July to explain why he received Communion during the dedication of a new Greek Catholic parish church in Romania.