In the past, under JP2, the Church’s natural ally was the U.S. against communism. Today, the Catholic Church looks to Russia and the Orthodox to counter the West’s slide into the totalitarianism of sin.
Very interesting times ahead. I predict many years of closer and closer collaboration among between Catholics, Orthodox and other ecclesial communities.
The Cross and suffering always bring true Christians closer together. An eternity of ecumenical clap trap does not amount to one drop of blood of a common witness to Christ.