It is often asked of Eastern Catholics what it is they believe about Purgatory. (At least it is a question that I myself have been asked on more than one occasion!) Roman Catholics, after all, speak in quite definitive terms about it, while the Orthodox explicitly reject the doctrine. Consequently, it might be supposed that Eastern Catholics either fall right in the middle of the two positions, or that they simply adhere to Latin definitions.
The Eastern Catholic equivalent to Roman Catholic liturgical abuse is the issue of 'Latinisation'. Those of you who are of the Eastern Tradition will understand what I mean, but for those of you reading this from a Latin (or Roman, or Western) perspective, it is important to understand that this is no insult to the venerable Latin Tradition. It is merely to say that what properly belongs to one Church's life should not be co-opted by the other in what ends up being a pale imitation of the other's practice.
Our Lady of Fatima Russian Catholic Church posted an interview, done by Salt and Light Television, with His Beatitude Sviatoslav of Kiev. His Beatitude speaks English fluently. Towards the end the interviewer, Fr. Thomas Rosica, asks the Patriarch about the Church breathing with both Lungs. His Beatitude’s response is wonderful. Also, he was asked if he wanted to meet with His Holiness Kryill, Patriarch of Moscow. His Beatitude answered in the affirmative and also goes on to explain what he would talk about with the Patriarch and how he wants to work together with the Orthodox Church of Russia.