HIS BEATITUDE THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM A GUEST AT THE SECOND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE MIDDLE EAST IN ATHENS
From Sunday 16th/29th to Tuesday 18th/31st October 2017, His Beatitude our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos participates as a guest at the “2nd Athens International Conference on Religious and Cultural Pluralism and Peaceful Coexistence in the Middle East” organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Greece. In this Conference, His Beatitude was escorted by Geronda Secretary-General Most Reverend Archbishop Aristarchos of Constantina, Archdeacon Mark and the Exarch in Athens Reverend Archimandrite Damianos.
Upon His Beatitude’s arrival at “Eleftherios Venizelos” Athens airport by El Al airways, He was welcomed by the Exarch of the Holy Sepulchre in Athens Archimandrite Damianos and the representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Greece.
On Monday morning, 17th/29th October 2017, His Excellency the President of Greek Democracy Mr. Prokopios Pavlopoulos declared the opening of the Conference, welcoming the members of the Conference and underlining that the conflict among civilizations may be dealt with and surmounted in the blessed country of Greece, where the spiritual values of democracy and civilization were conceived and born.
Man is the epicentre of civilization, the carrier of the Values of the human rights.
The address of His Beatitude our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem in this Conference is displayed in the link below: