=============================== POPE JOHN PAUL II MAKES TWO UNPRECEDENTED CONCESSIONS TO THE ORTHODOX CATHOLIC CHURCH! The Ecumenical Patriarch Dimitrios of Constantinople while on an Apostolic journey thru out Europe, stopped off in Rome where Pope John Paul II recited together with His All Holiness the Patriarch the Nicene Creed without the 4th century Roman Catholic addition of the "filioque" clause, easing one of the oldest theological disputes between the Church and the followers of the Bishop of Rome. The clause states that the Holy Spirit proceeds from the Father and the Son, but the Orthodox Catholic believe He proceeds from the Father only, a belief that was once the belief of all Christians everywhere. In the other concession the pope said he is willing to reevaluate the role of the papacy to reach a compromise with the Orthodox Catholic Church. His All Holiness Patriarch Dimitrios I is hoping to reunite the followers of the pope of Rome with the Church with a pope sharing authority with the council of bishops. During the meeting the pope presented His All Holiness with a golden chalice, an 11th century painting of Christ, an anthology of sacred texts, and pontifical medals. The Patriarch reciprocated by presenting the pope with a replica of a sixth-century Byzantine crucifix, a gold vase, and medals of his travels. The historic journey of the Patriarch covered visits to the Patriarchates of Alexandria and Jerusalem, the Patriarchate of Moscow, and the Church of Georgia, as well as the Church of Serbia and the Patriarchate of Romania. The journey also included visits to Geneva, Warsaw, and London. In London His All Holiness was received by Queen Elizabeth; he also met with the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Robert Runcie, as well as other officials. BOOK REVIEWS............. The Anti-Soviet Soviet Union, by Vladimir Voinovich; Harcourt Brace, 1986, 325 pp., $19.95. In December 1980, Vladimir Voinovich was exiled from the Soviet Union. His crime was candor; his method was satire. For years, he'd been committing the unforgivable sin of describing Soviet life realistically, never failing to see the irony and hypocrisy in the system. In his first book since his exile, Voinovich depicts the Soviet Union not as a well-oiled man-eating machine, but as a rusty, broken-down collection of worn-out mechanisms and spare parts. This is a land where there are no rights, only privileges. And there are two types of people: those who resist, and live impoverished lives, and those who acquiesce, and live like caged animals. Voinovich shows each type living side by side. He tells of Eremenko, 46-year-old 10th grade night school student, who heads a district Party department. "He was equally poor in all his subjects, including history ... (But the substitute teacher's) job was entirely dependent on Eremenko, and for that reason she was always well disposed to him in class. 'Comrade Eremenko, can you tell me when the Fifteenth Party Congress took place?' "Silence. "'In 1927, Is that correct?' "'It is,' Eremenko would answer. 'In 1927.' "'Look at that,' the teacher would say. 'Excellent preparation. I'm giving you an A.'" "There is Oleg, a doctor living poorly because he refuses to attend the absurd political meetings." "Whenever I think of that doctor, I also remember other people I met in my life ... who often spent their entire lives working at the lowest positions and at the lowest pay ... By avoiding taking part in the lies and hypocrisy, they keep their souls from being violated; they radiate goodness, humanity, and spiritual nobility...." Voinovich has not shown the Soviet people as "just like us." True, they are born, grow up, get married, have children, grow old and die just as we do here. But there is a difference. They cling to the chains of authoritarianism. Freedom requires that they conquer fear and shed their resignation. And if the state keeps throwing out those who try, Russia will never make it.