Learn to respect Constantinople more . . .

“Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople again promised that nothing can change his mind about granting autocephaly to Ukrainian schismatics no matter how much the Local Orthodox Churches protest. He also expressed his desire that the Churches would learn to respect Constantinople more.” More . . .

Au contraire! Hence we have poor leadership and, as a consequence, poor decision-making. A real leader, in any arena, must continuously strive TO EARN respect and trust – minute-by-minute, day-by-day, year-by-year, over a lifetime of consistent performance. “Expecting respect” is not leadership.