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I think from the average orthodox the perspective of the outside there is confusion among primacy and supremacy, as well infabillity. i will first state that the pope wears three hats. the first hat is as the bishop of rome, the second hat is as patriarch of the west, the third hat as the successor of peter, the prince of the apostles, the pope of the catholic church who enjoys a special position for being the head of the college of bishops. there are a few points then to expand, in unitatis redintegration 3.1 shows that the apostolicity of peter flows from he who is the pope to all the bishops, and thus together they all enjoy in the ruling of the church. this is manifested in christ our pascha, in the catechism put together by the ugcc synod, in section 304, it explains that each church is self-governing, but for the unity of the faith is necessary to commune with the pope. this is why met. ilarion of kyiv explained that the pope is the unshakable foundation of the faith. the pope is indeed the man who can resolve conflicts between jurisdictions when these jurisdictions do not find a common agreement canon iii of sardica. i will say that the apostolic canon 34th reflects a good relationship on the early papacy. the papal supremacy is clearly in lines with this canon. during vat. i, in the third session states all bishops are co-assessors of the pope and fellow-judges moved by the holy spirit. furthermore, there is the ordinary and extraordinary jurisdiction which the pope can immediate jurisdiction. neither of them goes against interfering in the ministry of another bishop or metropolitan. the extraordinary ministry which is that the infallibility of the pope can speak from the deposit of the faith on matters of faith or morals as long these do not go against the magisterium and this is done with the advice of his co-assessor brother bishops. the ordinary jurisdiction is that he is ultimately this unity, and no bishop can go contrary to the deposit of the faith and if one does, the pope can intervene. in other words, the papal jurisdictions only matter if one is preaching heresy. usually anything the pope states, i seen alone as a private theologian opinion.