I have recently heard from two separate members of the clergy that the Greek Melkite Patriarch Theodore II has said somewhere that should ecumenical discussion eventually lead to full communion (as we certainly hope) he would 'renounce' the title of Patriarch of Alexandria in deference to Pope Tawadros (or whoever is the Coptic Pope at that point in time).
Can someone verify this claim and LEAD ME TO A SOURCE OR ARTICLE WHERE IT HAS BEEN STATED?
Furthermore, I am confused as to what would happen to him personally. He is still, after all, a member of the clergy, and lets be honest, a man of this humility is what is historically required for a hierarch in the church. What would happen to him?
My suggestion was to give him some sort of honorary title like Catholicos, till he be reposed in the Lord, and after that there would be no ordination of Greek Patriarchs of Alexandria, and we would take responsibility for their congregation. Am I mistaken?