U.S. CONGRESSMAN GUS BILARAKIS VISITS THE PATRIARCHATE.
On Wednesday 17th / 4th August 2011, the Greek-American Congressman Gus M. Bilarakis, visited the Patriarchate with his son Michael.
Congressman Bilarakis was warmly received by His Beatitude Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos III. At the meeting, the honoured guest gave his impressions of his second pilgrimage to the Holy Land, expressing his deep respect for the Holy Shrines and the Patriarchate.
His Beatitude presented to the Congressman and his son Jerusalemite crosses and icons of the Holy Sepulchre.
Having wished his young son Michael well, and good health to the Greek-American Congressman, His Beatitude blessed this auspicious visit and expressed the hope that through the grace of the Holy Sepulchre, he will fulfil his duties in serving the United States and its people.
Chief Secretary’s Office.