Given the development of the monoepiscopate and sin, was it inevitable that the centralization of episcopal power/authority would occur in the patriarch? How is such an arrangement (created through positive law or by concession by the "subordinate" bishops) to be prevented from becoming some sort of tyranny? Synodality? Withdrawal from the synod or non-acceptance of a decision?
What is the basis of thinking of a national (or political) grouping of churches as a "particular Church"?
What are the disadvantages of churches being organized along ethnic or political divisions? (And the advantages?)
Congregation for Clergy: PRIESTS IN THE EARLY CHURCH AND IN VATICAN II