Ecumenical Patriarch departs for Athens and Rome

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew departed for Athens to attend the baptism of Great Logothete Theodoros Angelopoulos’ granddaughter.

Among those accompanying Ecumenical Patriarch, were Metropolitan Bartholomew of Smyrna, Patriarchal Deacon Mr. Aetios Nikiforos and Panagiotis Grafiadelis, secretaries of the Patriarchate.

On Sunday, September 15, the Ecumenical Patriarch and his entourage will depart for Rome for Bartholomew to be the keynote speaker at the commemorative events marking the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Societies for the Law of the Eastern Churches, of which he is a founding member.

On September 17 he will meet with Pope Francis in the Vatican. Also, the Ecumenical Patriarch will officially visit Calabria between September 18-20.