Ecumenical Patriarch visits Hungary

On Sunday, March 2, 2014, His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew traveled to Hungary for a two-day official visit at the invitation of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán.

His All-Holiness was warmly received by Hungarian Deputy Prime Minister Zsolt Semjén, Minister of State for Church and Minority and Non-governmental Relations, György Hölvényi, Greek Ambassador Dimitris Giannakakis, Turkish Ambassador Sakir Fakili, the Greek Embassy’s Deputy Head of Mission, Ioannis Stamatekos, Consul General of Hungary in Istanbul, Gábor Kiss, as well as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Chief of Protocol, Zoltán Nagy, and Senior Advisor/Protocol Officer Márta Pópáné Linka.

That evening, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew settled in the Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest. The official Patriarchal delegation includes Metropolitan Emmanuel of France and Metropolitan Arsenios of Austria.

Source: Ecumenical Patriarchate