On Monday, the 12th/25th of July 2016, His Beatitude Theophilos, Patriarch of Jerusalem, visited the island of Rhodes, where He will stay until Friday the 15th/29th of July.
The Patriarch is accompanied by the Elder Secretary-General, Archbishop Aristarchos of Constantina, Hierodeacon Markos, and Professor Antonia Moropoulou of the NTUA, coordinator of the restoration works on the Aedicula of the Holy Sepulchre.
The aim of the visit is for the Patriarch to meet with stakeholders willing to contribute to the restoration project already underway.
Upon His arrival at the airport of Rhodes, His Beatitude was welcomed by Metropolitan Kyrillos of Rhodes, the Vice-Prefect, Mr F. Ioannou, and the Mayor, Mr F. Hatzidiakou. From there, they all drove to the Sentido Apollo Blue hotel, where the Patriarch will stay during His visit to Rhodes.
In the afternoon, His Beatitude met with Metropolitan Kyrillos and Mayor Hatzidiakos at the Bishopric Palace.