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Archbishop Demetrios To Lead Patriarchal Delegation To Vatican

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Jun 25, 2003

New York, NY - His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church in America and Exarch of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, will lead a three member delegation to the Vatican June 27 - July 1.

The delegation will represent His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and will meet with Pope John Paul II, continuing a tradition of exchange visits on the occasions of the patronal feasts of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople (St. Andrew, Nov. 30) and the Church of Rome (Saints Peter and Paul, June 29). These visits were initiated in 1967 by Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras and Pope Paul VI.

Joining Archbishop Demetrios as members of the delegation will be His Grace Bishop Theodoritos of Nazianzos from the Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain, and The Grand Archimandrite of the Ecumenical Throne Athenagoras.

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