The Great Schism of East and Western churches

The split between the Orthodox churches in the east and the western Rome-based Catholic church, took place in 1054, when the Pope and eastern Patriarch of Constantinople each excommunicated the other group. Their differences were language based (Latin in the west, Greek in the east), as well as cultural, and theological, and had been building up for a long time after the former Roman empire disintegrated.

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