Regarding the Orientale Lumen Conference in Istanbul held in May 2007, “the presentations were non-confessional; at least, I did not feel the need to classify the speakers by their church membership. This impression was strengthened even further by my meeting on Thursday night with Archbishop Kallistos. To my mind, the whole relationship of the participants was not just a buddy-buddy friendship but something that I imagine could be considered as a foretaste of perfect communion – realized unity.”
“I feel that the extraordinary atmosphere which so impressed me was due to the absence of political ambitions. … All I can ask of you is please continue gathering us.”
Comments from Lubomyr Carinal Husar, Archbishop of Kiev-Halych, head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church.