Historic Meeting of Patriarchs of Alexandria and Archbishop of Finland in Helsinki
The Finnish Orthodox Church celebrates the historic meeting of three Hierarchs from the Eastern and Oriental Orthodox family. Pope & Patriarch Tawadros II of Alexandria All Africa – Primate of the Coptic Orthodox Church, Pope & Patriarch Theodros II of Alexandria and All Africa – Primate of the Alexandrian Patriarchate and Archbishop Leo of Karelia and All Finland who is the Primate of the Finnish Orthodox Church met in the capital city of Finland on 23rd June 2014.
The meeting of Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Churches is the first of its kind in Finland and it is considered to a historic moment for the Church and Orthodox faithful of Finland.
A special Lunch was hosted by Archbishop Leo for the visiting Patriarchs. By quoting the late Lamented Patriarch Athenagoras, Archbishop Leo stated that Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Churches form the fullness of Orthodoxy.
Several Orthodox Prelates, faithful and high level delegations from different organizations attended the events.