The Russian Church And The Papacy "Vladimir Soloviev's true legacy consists of three simple propositions.
Jesus Christ instituted the universal jurisdiction and infallible teaching authority of the Papacy as a perpetual gift to His Church
Apart from the Papacy, the Eastern churches will always remain what they are now: ethnic, national churches, totally independent and disunited
Only in union with Rome can the separated Eastern churches become truly Catholic
Seldom, if ever, has this Catholic doctrine of the Church been stated more eloquently, more persuasively in an apologetic context than by Vladimir Soloviev. It is for this very reason that Catholic Answers felt it necessary to bring The Russian Church and the Papacy back into print, and recover this valuable resource for generations to come."
"We rightly praise the Slavonic letters invented by Cyril, in which praises to God are set forth."
~ Pope John VIII, an excerpt from his sanction of the use of the Slavonic language in the Mass and other church offices, noting the invention by St. Cyril of a special alphabet which now bears his name (Cyrillic); part of the church's civilizing work among the pagan Slavs